Donna Rakerd-Converse started Silhouette School of Dance & Fine Arts in 1990. She studied at Charmette School of Dance in St. Louis, Mo., Kent State's School of Fine Arts, and The Cleveland Northcoast Ballet Theatre formerly the Cleveland Civic Ballet. She is an active member of Dance Master's of America. She has a BA in Sociology from Kent State, and MBA graduate work at Cleveland State. Miss Donna is a licensed Social Worker. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, gymnastics, and acrobatics.
Miss Donna resides in Lakewood.