El Danseu Festival Team

Acknowledging the Volunteers Behind www.eldanseufestival.com

www.eldanseufestival.com owes its success to the dedicated volunteer staff working diligently behind the scenes. Their passion and commitment drive the platform’s continuous growth and dance-focused coverage.

Patricia Lawler


Patricia’s journey in the world of dance began with learning to skate on the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. After completing her education at Boston College, she ventured into the teaching field, sharing her knowledge as a high school English instructor in California, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Patricia’s love for dance led her to her first U.S. Nationals in 2000, which marked the beginning of her journey attending events across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Courtney Dority

Assistant Administrator & Managing Editor

A native of Chicago, Courtney Dority joined the El Danseu Festival team in 2010 with a mission to ensure that Canadian dance enthusiasts receive comprehensive coverage. She spearheads the development and management of our dance-focused content, empowering dance lovers with insights and information.

Julie Peck

Owner & Editor-in-Chief

Julie is the co-founder of www.eldanseufestival.com, a venture she initiated in 2002. With over two decades of experience in the dance world, she has relentlessly shone a spotlight on all things dance. Julie’s dedication extends beyond day-to-day updates; she plays a pivotal role in orchestrating El Danseu Festival’s coverage of over 20 dance events, with the annual Dance Championships standing out as a marquee event.