Dori Matkowski is the artistic director and CEO for the Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center in Michigan since 1982. After her own career in modeling, commercials, videos, dance, stage and acting, she now guides careers for students who are working all over the world as entertainers.
Dori has served on the board for the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce for many years. She has enjoyed directing and choreographing for local musicals. She has experience in every aspect of the Miss America and Miss America Outstanding Teen programs from local to state programs since 1977. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and a sponsor for the National Honors Society of Dance Arts.
Dori is on the production team and a casting director for StarStudded Productions. She is the creator and an adjudicator for StarStudded Showcase and Believe & Achieve; in-studio performance & educational opportunities since 2012. She is also a Brand Partner for Neora International. Her degrees are in Business and Educational Leadership. Her students are currently working for Disney, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Cirque Du Soleil, tours, companies, television & movies, Broadway and many shows all over the world. Many of her students are dance captains or choreographers as well as graduates of prestigious universities and conservatories. Dori enjoys consulting and sharing with dance studio owners and teachers for exceptional customer service, challenges and performance teams. Dori is a Certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker.