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Shirley Dorritie
Shirley Dorritie




Shirley Stratton Dorritie specializes in training performers throughout the world for optimal achievement. A licensed psychotherapist, with an MA in Body-Oriented Counseling Psychology and a Certificate in Sport Psychology, Shirley is the director of The Center for Performance and Achievement in the San Francisco bay area. She works with a broad spectrum of individuals and groups—including performers, athletes, educators, corporate executives, and first responders—who are required to manage the pressure of performance in order to deliver their best when it really counts.

A member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame, the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame, and the Winter Guard Association of Southern California’s Order of Excellence, her credits include the Concord Blue Devils and Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as the Clovis West and James Logan High School Marching Band programs.

Having served as an international adjudicator for the Marching Band and Winter Guard activities since 1983, Shirley has spent the last decade training adjudicators around the world and is currently the Director of Education for the WGASC/ADLA.

Her book, PERFORMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME: Practical Strategies for When It Really Counts, is available at