Photo by Dave Ratzlow
Deborah Black grew up in rural Western Pennsylvania. She received a BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a second major in Art History, and commissioned two solos from Deborah Hay –The Runner (2007) and I’ll Crane for You (2008). She has collaborated with Kinderenvandevilla, Margot Bassett, Karl Cronin, Genevieve Beth Grady, Christianne Hommelsheim, Sasha Welsh, and has danced for Diana Crum, Fitzgerald and Stapleton, Naomi Goldberg-Haas, Anneke Hansen, Susan Rethorst, and Peter Sciscioli. Black, with Karl Cronin, received funding from the Jerome Foundation in 2010 to travel to Childress, TX to research the town, the people, and its landscape. She studies the Alexander Technique with June Ekman and has trained with the SITI Company.
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