Dance Dynamics Performing Arts Center
Walled Lake, MI



Dori Matkowski is the artistic director and CEO of the Dance Dynamic Performing Arts Center in Walled Lake, Michigan, which she launched in 1982. With hundreds of students flowing through her school, she manages more than 30 teachers and office employees. Her male dancer program for boys age six and up has more than 100 students, and she utilizes her space for more than just dance classes by offering Friday Night Dance Parties, Pilates, yoga, 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 Senior Director for Nerium International and serves on the board for the Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. She is active in the Miss America Organization and is a member of the National Dance Education Association.  She has been consulting teachers and studio owners for many years and has presented seminars at the DanceLife Teacher Conference in 2015.