“Human learning is intrinsically connected with imagination.”
Debra is flexible, curious, and sensitive to the individual needs and experiences of her clients. Her work with adults is enriched by the work she has done with children and infants, keeping her deeply connected to the roots, qualities and intentions of our actions. It is also influenced by her years as a dancer, and her experience of Yoga, Narada Yoga, Pilates, and Gyrotonics.
Debra graduated from the Delman/Questel Feldenkrais Training in 2003. She has also been trained in the Chava Shelhav’s Childspace Method, and in A Skillful Life, Developing Through Movement, with Sheryl Field. She worked at The Field Center for Children’s Integrated Development for 7 years, working with children who have physical or behavioral challenges. She continues advanced trainings with Sheryl Field.
Debra has a BFA in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was on the dance faculty at Queens College where she taught technique, composition, improvisation, and experiential anatomy for 15 years. She has taught creative movement at First Presbyterian Nursery School, The Episcopal School, The Rockefeller University Child Family Center, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, and High Meadow Elementary School through the Vanaver Caravan, among others. Debra has performed professionally in New York City and abroad and has received national and state awards in choreography and video. For more information, visit DebraWannerDance.com.