BIO

Deb’e Taylor's artistic vision seeks to unveil Truth and Beauty. She is driven in her performing, choreographing and teaching by the principle “Dancer as Artist/Artist As Human: Zoom In, Zoom Out”.

 

Deb’e both creates her own work and performs currently with Dance Brigade and other choreographers and taiko ensembles. She has performed and taught Contemporary Dance nationally and internationally with David Rousseve/Reality, Dance Berlin, Kim Epifano/Epiphany Dance, Sara Shelton Mann, Scott Wells and Dancers, and others. Deb’e was honored to co-teach and collaborate in creating Dance/Theater work with Anna Deavere Smith at Stanford University. She performed and toured 60 cities as a guest dancer/actor with the National Theater of the Deaf and was on the faculty of their Professional Summer School for 4 years. She performed, toured and directed with Fairmount Theater of the Deaf, winning awards at the Brno Deaf Theater Festival in Czechoslovakia, and worked with Tyst Teater in Sweden. Deb'e is a dancer in the film Call of Life, a documentary about mass extinction of species, created by Species Alliance.

 

Deb’e currently teaches Dance Improvisation/Composition and Contemporary Dance at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet School and has choreographed on the students as well. She offers various public workshops. She teaches for Dance Mission’s Youth/Grrrl Brigade programs and creates Taiko/Dance pieces for their Social Justice themed performances. She has taught many years of public Contemporary Dance classes and offered workshops for Zaccho Dance Theater, ODC Teen Lab, Challenge New Mexico, Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Tanztangente, Tanzfabrik, Tanzart, (Berlin, Germany), Performing Arts Workshop and others. She seeks to guide both youth and adults to discover and express their own truth through dance technique, improvisation/composition, theater, taiko and all modes of creativity.

 

Some training background: Axis Syllabus (Frey Faust, Kira Kirsch), Contemporary (Sara Shelton Mann, Cheryl Chaddick, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Aaron Osborne), Ballet (Alonzo King, Laura Bernasconi, Arturo Fernandez, Carmen Rozenstraten), Capoeira (Bira Almeida/Mestre Acordeon), Gyrotonic, Yoga, Taiko (Grandmaster Seichi Tanaka, Jimi Nakagawa, Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble).

© 2019 by Debbie Taylor