Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center
Walled Lake, MI



Dori Matkowski is the artistic director and CEO of Dance Dynamic Performing Arts Center in Walled Lake, Michigan, which she launched in 1982. She has owned and operated dance studios since 1978. She has been a mentor for I.D.E.A. members since the launch.

With a variety of experiences in her own performing career, business leadership, teaching and businesses, she enjoys sharing with dance studio owners and teachers to keep it simple, profitable and enjoyable.

With hundreds of students flowing through her school, she manages a wonderful team of teachers and office employees. Her male dancer program and the Dynamic Dancers Performing Company are also very successful. She utilizes her building for more than just dance classes by offering Friday Night Dance Parties, Pilates, Ballet Company, acting, voice and more. Dance Dynamics is also a home to a chapter of the National Honors Society of Dance Arts.

Dori attained a degree in Business and Educational Leadership. In addition, she is Brand Partner for Neora International and often serves on the board for the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. She has been active in the Miss America Organization since 1977 and is a member of the National Dance Education Association.  Dori is also on the production team for StarStudded Productions in event planning and a casting director along with the Believe and Achieve and StarStudded Showcase opportunities she created in 2012. She has been consulting teachers and studio owners for many years and has enjoyed presenting for IDEA, Tremaine Conventions, Dance Life Teacher Conference and other reputable organizations. Dori is a Certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker.