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Deborah Riley



Biography

Deborah Riley has been an Artist-in-Residence at Dance Place since moving to Washington, DC in 1987 and is currently Associate Director. She also appears as a guest artist in various universities around the country, most recently at The University of Maryland/College Park. Her work has been presented in the U.S., the U.K. and France and has been funded in multiple years by the NEA, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and by the Jerome Foundation. Since 1993 she has presented performances and workshops at various community organizations serving women survivors of sexual trauma. This May she co-led with Mary Beth Flournoy, workshops called Moving Affirmations for women survivors of abuse. From 1978-87 she performed and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with Douglas Dunn & Dancers. For thirteen years she created collaborative choreography with dancer Diane Frank

Holly Halvorson has been dancing in the DC area for several years since graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Theatre. She has performed with Helanius J. Wilkins' Dimensions Dance Company, Carla & Company, Chihamba African Dance Company, Jan Taylor Dance Theater, as well as several independent choreographers. She has also choreographed and performed in ballroom dance competitions and showcases and musical theater, directed plays, and coached movement for actors in the greater DC area. She currently works at Dance Place and is a freelance graphic designer.

Lynn Falk graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with a B.A. in biology and French and received an M.S. in Dance with an emphasis in Dance Science from the University of Oregon in 1998. Lynn works as a Development Associate at Dance Place, teaches modern and composition at Kinetics Dance Theater, and is working toward certification in Laban Movement Analysis. She also dances with Doug Hamby Dance in Baltimore.

Deborah Riley