C. Tracy Dorman Executive Director Costumer, Ballet Faculty
Tracy Dorman has been with Ballet Theatre Company since inception in 1999, and was appointed Executive Director in February 2005. She is a founding member, a member of the Board of Directors, and plays a major role in the Company’s artistic and organizational development. She brings to the Company extensive experience as a dancer, choreographer, administrator, and dance educator, and has earned numerous awards for scenic and costume design, photography, and arts advocacy.
Ms. Dorman received her dance training from Florence Greenland, Madame Margarita Froman, Marguerite deAnguera, Wang Shao Pen, David Howard, and others. She performed with the Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet, The Hartford Civic Ballet, Canton Show Shop, Experimental Theatre of Hartford, Connecticut Opera Ballet, Springfield Children’s Music Theatre, and numerous other regional theater groups. She serves as President of the Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Company and is Past President of both the Dance Services Network and the Mark Twain Masquers. Ms. Dorman has choreographed much of Ballet Theatre Company’s classical repertoire and has designed many of the Company’s costumes.
Ms. Dorman worked with Hartford Ballet’s Costume shop staff to create costumes for The American Nutcracker designed by internationally acclaimed designer Sandra Woodall. As photographer, her work recently appeared in Popular Photography and Imaging Magazine, where she was named runner-up for a Ford Motor Company advertisement.
She is a 2014 honoree of the CT Dance Alliance Award for distinguished achievement in dance and in 2005, the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism awarded her the Distinguished Advocacy Award for her longtime volunteerism to the arts.