Title: Professional Dancer, Teacher
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Ruth Lawrence Doering, Professional Dancer and Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in performing arts.
Ms. Doering is a celebrated professional dancer, teacher and choreographer with decades of distinction in her craft. Since 2003, she has focused on teaching students in the Scottsdale, Arizona area, offering dance and Pilates instruction both independently and as an independent contractor for the Scottsdale Athletic Club. A talented performer with a natural understanding of the creative potential of movement, Ms. Doering was accepted into the School of American Ballet on scholarship and studied under dance legend George Balanchine before beginning her career with the New York City Ballet and Ballet Theater. While in New York, Ms. Doering also taught at the Harkness School and worked directly teaching many Broadway performers. After several years, Ms. Doering transitioned to the world of television as a featured dancer for the Hit Parade and The Garry Moore Show, working alongside such talents as Julie Andrews, Ella Fitzgerald and Carol Burnett. She later worked as an assistant choreographer working with some of the biggest names in the field, including Ernest Flatt, Carol Haney, and Tony Charmoli.
Throughout her dance career, Ms. Doering has been invited to perform at high-profile events including the Press Photographers Ball in Washington, D.C., and for audiences including former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson. Between 1983 and 2003, Ms. Doering enjoyed a second career as a sales associate and staff member in the Neiman Marcus Couture Salons in both San Francisco and Scottsdale. She remains passionate about dance as an art form and about helping her students explore its potential, and has recently held guest teaching positions at Principia College and AbbyBella Dance Studio outside of her independent work.
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