Being raised in a family where live music was constantly played, Donna's appreciation of music started at an early age. She started playing piano at age 7 and listened and observed her father playing string bass in a well-known Cleveland jazz band. When she first heard tango music, she immediately fell in love, not only with the music but also with the dance.
Joining forces with Greg in 2006, Donna now shares the teaching and performing responsiblities at Neotango.net. With her extensive tango library
and music sensibilities, she has become the most sought after DJ in Northeast Ohio, playing the music for almost every major tango event in the area. Her music library of over 7,000 recordings is always growing.
Attending as many workshops, classes and private lessons as she could, she furthered her knowledge of the dance. Taking advantage of the wealth of excellent instructors traveling on the Tango circuit, she has been able to achieve a high level in her dance and a knack for explaining technique to her students. Some of her teachers have been: Oscar Casas, Daniel Trenner, Daniela Arcuri, Hector Villar, Robert Hauk, Christopher & Caroline, Colette Hebert & Richard Council, El Pulpo, Cecilia Gonzalez, Alicia Pons, Susana Miller, Luis Bianchi & Daniela Pucci, Korey Ireland & Mila Vigdorova, Damian Lobato & Jennifer Olson, Andreas Amarilla & Meredith Klein, Homer & Christina Ladas, German Salvatierra, Oliver Kolker & Silvina Vals, Nick Jones, Tara Fortier, Louisa Paes, Mazen Kiwan, Melina Sedo & Detlef Engel, Jennifer Bratt & Ney Melo, Jaimes Friedgen, Ronen Khayat, Claudio Fortes & Diana Sanchez, Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo.
Donna’s latest project is a website that is an Online Tango Community Networking site. (It is free to join :-)