Loree Russeau is a leading dance educator, choreographer, judge and dance industry entrepreneur. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is the director and CEO of Dance Theatre USA /DTUSA International a New York based company.
Loree started her successful dance academy and international performance company in the Detroit, Michigan area, and over the years, students under Loree’s direction have been awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to art schools and universities all over the country, including Joffrey Ballet, ABT, Point Park College, Columbia University, Interlochen Arts Academy, Hope College, University of Michigan, Steps and Broadway Dance Center. Her choreography has been featured in the NBC Miss America Scholarship Program, and one of her students, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, was crowned Miss America in 1988.
As a world traveler, Loree has arranged cultural exchange programs between artists in the U.S. and Europe. These exchanges included La Luna Dance Center in Ancona, Italy and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. Loree has also designed several dance camps for colleges and universities throughout the country.
Loree was the spirit of the Danny & Betty Hoctor’s Dance Conventions, Stars of Tomorrow, and the Dance Caravan Kids program. She also played a instrumental part in bringing back the Professional Dance Teachers of America program. Loree worked closely with Tony Award Winner, choreographer and director Thommie Walsh, and she has written articles for several dance publications and produced educational dance videos.