Donald became interested in dance at an early age since his mother ran a ballroom dance studio. He started teaching dance at the age of seventeen and shortly afterwards became interested in dance competition. He began to compete in the Latin American style and also competed in American smooth and International Standard. He moved to California to continue his professional competitive career and enjoyed considerable success with a series of partners, reaching the national semi-finals in both American Smooth and International Standard styles.
Together with his wife Kasia Kozak, Donald has developed and filmed over two dozen DVDs for the Dance Vision library.
Donald is a DVIDA Regional Examiner and currently resides in Illinois.