Doreen began dancing as a toddler and studied a variety of dance forms while growing up. While earning a B.A. and a California Teaching Credential at UCLA, she fell in love with ballroom dance (and her husband, Ken). She continued dancing while teaching elementary school and raising two daughters, and came back to ballroom dancing seriously in 1992. Doreen has published "Doreen's Dance Dialogue", a free dance newsletter for about 12 years and maintains a dance website, www.doreensdancedialogue.com, as a public service. She and Ken have become highly sought after DJ's over the past nine years, and they host/DJ the Saturday Night Ballroom Dance at Atomic every week.
After competing successfully at national ballroom competitions in American Smooth and American Rhythm for many years, Doreen decided to combine her love of teaching with her love of dance. She is patient and encouraging, and teaches beginning to advanced ballroom students and wedding couples. Prepare to catch her excitement and passion for dance!