Ms. Westergard-Dobson holds a BA in Art history from the University of California, Irvine and an MFA in Dance from Mills College. She has trained predominantly in Modern dance forms but has trained in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Scottish Country Dance and African dance forms. She has trained with instructors such as Jill Working, Sonya Delwiade, Heather Gillette, Shelley Senter, Molissa Fenley and Rachel Berman. She has had the opportunity to perform pieces choreographed by Sonya Delwaide, Lisa Wymore, Heather Gillette, Jenny Backhaus, Mike Esperanza and Kari Jensen. She is also a certified Pilates instructor from Body Arts and Science International and trained under Rael Isacowitz. She is currently a part time faculty member at Santa Ana College and teaches at numerous preschools around Southern California. She is also teaching for Reflections Dance and Fitness Center, the Laguna Niguel YMCA and Saint Joseph Ballet.