Dakota Demato graduated with a MAT in Theatre Education from the University of South Carolina and has her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts. She is a certified teacher for PK-12 in both theatre and dance. She has been teaching dance and theatre and choreographing full scale musicals for nearly a decade. Before returning to Philadelphia, Dakota was an elementary dance and theatre teacher at an arts magnet school in South Carolina. In her hometown of South Florida, she co-directed a musical theatre summer camp for seven years. In Philadelphia, she has taught for NEST Center City, ZoomDance and Living Arts Dance Studio. Currently, she is also a teaching artist for the Kimmel Center and Theatre Horizon.