Doreen Freeman (Director/Owner)
Miss Doreen has owned and directed Doreen's Dance Center since its inception in 1986. She is proud to have seen it grow into a leading studio in the community and to be entering her 32nd year in business.
Miss Doreen is a former member of the teaching staff at the Judyth Parks Academy of Dance Arts of Wallingford, where she had her dance training, and was also previously on staff at the Glastonbury Dance Center.
She has successfully completed programs by Dance Olympus, Professional Dance Teacher's Association, Joe Tremaine Tours, Rhee Gold's Project Motivate and Dance Life Retreat for Studio Owners, Dance Teacher Magazine's Summer Conferences, and the North East Workshop for Dancers. Her passion and area of expertise is tap dancing, and she has studied extensively with Anthony LoCascio, the original lead of the nationally renowned Tap Dogs. Addionally, she has studied with Greg Russell, Debbie Dee, Dianne Walker, and Germaine Salsberg. She is a past Vice President of the Conn. Chapter of N.A.D.A.A. (National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts) and has been a member for 18 years.
Miss Doreen has served as choreographer for several local high school musicals and has done volunteer choreography and dance training for the Bacon Academy and Nathan Hale Ray High School Drama Clubs, Colchester Community Theater's Children's Summer Program, and Easter Seals Camp Hemlock's program for disabled adults. Her tap choreography has won several top score and specialty awards in regional and national dance competitions. She was resident choreographer for the East Haddam Community Theater and was on the judging panel of the Shoreline Arts Alliance Dance Scholarship Program.