Presently resides on the beautiful shoreline of CT in Branford. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and pursued a career as an actress, singer and dancer performing in National Repertory Companies, touring productions, commercials and on and off Broadway, working with noted artists such as Sal Mineo, Marjorie Lord, Jan Peerce, Ann Miller, Carol Lawrence, Joan Plowright, Franco Zefferelli and Lawrence Olivier.
When marriage and family took a leading role in her life Dorie turned to volunteerism advocating arts integration in the classroom, mentoring emotionally challenged students, chairing events for the Shoreline Arts Alliance, establishing and expanding arts programing for elementary schools, such as the annual Festival of the Arts Day for Killingworth Elementary School that is in its 20th year.
The field of Special Education is now and has been for the past 13 years, her field of endeavor, striving to make a difference, one child at a time.
She has become a spokesperson for hearing challenged adults in her state, testifying before legislators for accessibility reform in movie theaters and live performing venues, providing necessary opened/closed captioning.
She worked with theaters in the state to, making them aware of grants to provide open captioned performances in their theaters and is happy to note that two nationally recognized theaters, The Goodspeed Playhouse and recently, Long Wharf Theater are now displaying open captioned performances for each of their productions.
She has performed of late with Theater Breaking through Barriers in NYC and is honored to be on the Board of Thisablility.