Dottie Lester-White Sept. 12, 1947 - August 17, 2023 A life that touches others goes on forever.
Dear students, friends and family:
With deepest sorrow, I must announce that our beloved teacher, one of my dearest and closest friends of nearly 50 years, has died. We are all still reeling from this devastating loss. Dottie was an amazing friend; a stunningly talented dancer and choreographer; and a passionate and caring teacher. I cannot imagine the world without her light, though I know the world is brighter still that she existed in it.
Dottie, there are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in our hearts. Namaste.
Dottie has performed on Broadway in Coco, Carnival (revival) and most notably in No, No, Nanette. Touring companies include Hello Dolly, Cabaret and No, No, Nanette. She performed, choreographed, and taught for private studios as well as Notre Dame deNamur University, Santa Clara University, Canada College and DeAnza College in the S.F. Bay Area for decades. Additionally. She has choreographed for theatre companies throughout the SF Bay Area, greater Phoenix, and the MidWest. Tapping with Dottie is always a fun experience.