Dorothy Gitelman is returning to NMS as an accompanist after a hiatus to raise her own little dancers/musicians. Dorothy began her accompanying career in eighth grade, playing for local choirs. She started accompanying dance classes in 1999 for the New Haven Ballet. In 2000, she moved up the street to accompany many ballet classes for the Dance Program at NMS. During her time here, Gitleman was a teaching assistant in the Preschool at NMS, a member of the Audubon Arts staff and the school librarian. She graduated from SCSU in 2000 with a BS in Spanish and a minor in music.