​Serving Wellington and the Western Communities Since 2004

Schedule your placement class today (561) 296-1880

D A C

​Serving Wellington and the Western Communities Since 2004

Schedule your placement class today (561) 296-1880

​DANCE ARTS CONSERVATORY IS THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL OF

W.A.V.E (Wellington Artists Vocal Ensemble) & BROADWAY STARS

Dorie has been teaching dance for over 35 years. Originally from the east coast, her love affair with dance began at the Hillside Studio in Long Island with her first dance teacher Ellen Cretti.  Her arts education continued in South Florida at the Dance Academy of Deerfield Beach and the Dillard High School of Performing Arts, studying under Janet Mathie, Luanne Lavoy and Debbi Dee. She trained in South Florida at the Dance Academy of Deerfield Beach and the Dillard High School of Performing Arts, studying under Janet Mathie, Luanne Lavoy and Debbi Dee. In New York, she continued her education at STEPS, studying with Susie Taylor, Joe Lanteri and Michelle Assaf, but was primarily and soulfully inspired by the works of Douglas Caldwell. Dorie enjoyed travelling the world by sea performing as a featured dancer with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines and on land, spent many years performing in professional regional theater as member of Actors Equity. In 2004, she opened Dance Arts Conservatory Center for the Performing Arts in Wellington, Florida with her husband Rocky Duvall. For nearly two decades they provided powerful programming for the arts through their performing companies; “Wellington Ballet Theatre” a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization providing cultural enrichment through the art of classical dance and innovative performance, "Broadway Stars" a musical theater program in which students learn the art of performing Broadway musicals with professional directors, musical directors and choreographers, W.A.V.E. (Wellington Artists Vocal Ensemble) a vocal performance company showcasing young performers on local community stages and Momentum Dance Company. In recent years, she launched Duvall Arts, LLC, a company focused in partnering with local schools to provide arts education and programming. In 2022, after relocating to the West Coast with her husband and three children, she joined the dance faculty of Northern California Dance Conservatory under the directorships of Jen Bradford, Michael Levine and Maia Wilkins and Dance 10 with Terri Taylor and Ruben Sanchez. She is a professional member Actors Equity Association and Dance Educators of America. In addition to celebrating her work in the arts, Dorie enjoys Tai Chi, is a licensed massage therapist specializing in Traditional Thai Massage, a yoga teacher RYT-200, and an absolutely passionate sourdough bread baker. She believes that each day is a gift and looks forward to serving her community and sharing her joy of life through her work.

DORIE DUVALL

Owner/Director