Dorothy tells folktales and personal stories of strong women and the shadow of life using humor and insight. Since 1995, she has performed, produced storytelling events and workshops, and has served on the board for local and national storytelling organizations.
She has a Masters of Liberal Studies in Leadership through Story from the University of Minnesota. Dorothy also has a business resume including 45 years of work in the administrative, human resource, finance, and managerial fields focused in legal organizations. She is the 2019 NSN Oracle Award Winner for Regional Leadership, North Central Region.
She is currently the administrator and conference facilitaror for Northlands Storytelling Network.
Beyond the Sword Maiden: A Storyteller's Introduction to the Heroine's Journey, Dorothy Cleveland and Barbara Schutzgruber, Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, 2018.
Storytelling World Award winner.
"The Frog Prince." Pool of Story, Storytelling Magazine, Vol. 31, Issue 3, October 2019.
Race Bridges Studio, "The Dirty Hands at Atwood's Farm," 2019.
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"All Was The Way It Should Be"D. Cleveland, Copyright 2016.An adaptation of the Grimm's folktale "Handless Maiden" and several of its cultural variations.