A samba phenomenon in the ’90s, seasoned within the Carioca suburbs, Dorina had get in touch with very early using the samba lifestyle. Introduced by Paulinho da Viola, her initial album, European union Canto Samba (1996), was honored with the Clear Prize within the Samba Revelation category. Her present European union Canto Samba was provided for a whole calendar year throughout Rio, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, and Recife. In 1997, in her present De Paulo a Paulinho, she provided her idea about the annals from the Portela Samba College through sambas by Paulo da Portela, Monarco, and Paulinho da Viola. Within the same calendar year, Zeca Pagodinho, marketing his Samba Pras Moças, asked her for the season on the João Caetano movie theater (Rio). In 1998, she performed once again with Pagodinho, on the Novo Canto task on the Terraço Rio Sul. With Dona Ivone Lara, she do a show on the Municipal Movie theater of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro) that gained favorable testimonials. She also do shows using the Velha Guarda da Portela as well as the Velha Guarda da Mangueira. In 1999, she paid tribute to Paulo César Pinheiro using the present Carta de Poeta. With João de Aquino, she understood some implies that also got great reviews. After launching her second record, Samba.com (2000), where she recorded Monarco, Wilson Moreira, and Paulinho da Viola, Dorina performed with Dona Ivone Lara within the Clássicos de Samba task on the Municipal Movie theater of Niterówe. Within the same calendar year, she recorded, within a duo with Walter Alfaiate, “Falso Amor Sincero” (Nelson Sargento), on Casa de Samba 4.