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Deborah Weaver


CLASSES TAUGHT: Ballet, Pointe, Conditioning

5th yr at Ballet Conservatory


Former choreographic assistant to Alvin Ailey, born in Oklahoma and trained in Dallas, she is an alumna of The Juilliard School and Balanchine’s SAB. As a soloist she toured the world with major European companies such as Teatro Alla Scala Milano, AterBalletto, The German Opera – Düsseldorf, The Royal Ballet of Belgium, and The National Ballet of Portugal. In the US she has appeared with ABT, The Hartford Ballet, Andre Eglevsky Ballet, and Off- Broadway. A versatile dramatic dancer whose eclectic repertory spans the full-length classics, Balanchine, Tetley, and Forsythe, to include personal creations by Tudor, Limòn and Ailey, she has been featured in European festivals, galas, and Eurovision TV. She is the recipient of European awards and honors, and is a member of the National Honor Society.


Her extensive teaching credits include numerous workshops, theaters and universities in Europe such as Teatro di Torino, the University of Mantua, ballet mistress for the studio arm of Teatro Alla Scala, The Dance Space in NYC, as well as a guest lecturer at The Juilliard School. She has served as Ballet Mistress for Dallas Black Dance Theater II, as well as adjunct faculty at Southern Methodist University. She has trained and coached winning competitors ranging from the Italian Olympic Ice Skating Champions to the Medalists at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi.


Ms. Weaver has choreographed several works for LakeCities Ballet Theatre and her ensemble choreography has won top honors at the Youth America Grand Prix as well as received invitations to perform at the NY Finals. 


Her classical ballet technique class emphasizes working in a natural manner that is anatomically correct and customized for each individual. It allows for freedom of expression with special attention to musicality and, most especially, to the breath. This approach is well-suited to dance artists of all backgrounds, who want to attain technique through dynamic relaxation.




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