Deborah Norris Director / Choreographer
Upon graduating from Elmhurst Ballet School, Deborah continued her academic studies, gaining a BA Hons Communication Studies – Dance from the University of Leeds, and an MA in Dance Studies at De Montfort University and then received a scholarship to pursue her contemporary dance training at the Jose Limón Institute in New York. Deborah is currently a Doctoral candidate at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is researching contemporary narrative ballet works through a feminist narratological lens.
As a choreographer Deborah has presented works internationally in both educational and professional settings. Her work has a narrative focus and is embedded in folk traditions and music from the British Isles.
As a dance educator Debbie has taught internationally at conservatoires in Taiwan, Slovakia, Lithuania, and America. With a focus on Contemporary Ballet and Limón-based technique she has taught across the UK for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and as a lecturer at Edge Hill University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Rambert 2.