Dorothy Garant received her BAE and MA degree from Arizona State University. She also received her Certification as a Movement Analyst from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. While in New York she performed with Synergic Threatre and choreographed several loft performances. She acted in a traveling murder mystery with Los Angeles based Murder by Design and danced in a Canadian national comercial for the Stanley Cup playoffs. She is a founding member of two Southwestern companies: Desert Dance Theatre and Aurora Mime Theatre. She has performed and choreographed in musicals such as Brigadoon, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Carnival and many others. She has taught dance for several colleges and universities including Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and Auburn Unviersity. She has been part of Saddleback College’s full-time faculty since 1990.