Miss Donna L. Apperson has had continuous involvement in dance since age 3. Early dance training versed in Ballet, Hawaiian (Hula), Jazz and a strong emphasis on Tap. Education was continued and further enhanced at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. culminating in a Bachelor of Science degree in Dance Education. Modern Dance Technique, Theory, Improvisation, Dance Theory, Choreography, Ethnic and Liturgical dance were emphasized while in college. Donna has studied all types of dance under notable Washington and New York based artists.
Miss Donna has been teaching since 1974. Miss Donna has performed on local television programs, USO shows, at nursing home/hospital benefits, fundraising entertainment for professional organizations, talent shows/competitions, shopping venues, community events, performed in and choreographed numerous concerts, musicals, and worship settings. Miss Donna maintains an active membership in the following organizations:
- Dance Educators of America
- National Dance Association
- International Tap Association
- Maryland Council for Dance
- Professional Dance Teachers of America Association
- American Alliance for Physical Education, Health, Recreation Dance
- Maryland Alliance for Physical Education, Health, Recreation Dance
Miss Donna was selected and inducted into the following organizations:
- Outstanding Young Women of America
- Personalities of America
- Who's Who of Entertainment
Miss Donna was also the dance instructor at the College of Southern Maryland in LaPlata Maryland as well as the choreographer for the "Miss Phillipines Teenage USA Pageant". Donna performs liturgically at Oxon Hill United Methodist Church - performing solos as well as leading liturgical dance groups. Miss Donna also has had experience working with children with special needs believing that dance is a form of physical therapy, but more importantly dance should be open to all!
Miss Donna is a free-lance choreographer and welcomes new opportunities to dance, teach and choreograph.