Introducing... Deborah Oles
Still movin'! Still dancin'! Love my life! Love my family! Love my job!
Originally from the Chicago area, Deborah's dance background includes ballet, Pointe, jazz, tap, toe tap en Pointe, hip hop, modern, and lyrical dance. Deborah attended Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. She has studied with renowned Jazz greats Gus Giordano, Luigi, Buster Cooper, & Matt Maddox; Modern artists Alvin Ailey & Erick Hawkins; Ballet legends Alexandra Danilova, Royes Fernandez, David Howard, Doug Wassell, & Starr Danias, Hip Hop choreographers & performers, George Hublela (Geo), & Marty Dew; and American Ballet Theater and Broadway performing artists Ralph & Judy Aldene Linn who danced the original choreography of George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Michael Kidd, and Agnes DeMille. She guest teaches at Dance Evolutions in Tarpon Springs www.danceevolutions.com.
After moving to Florida to pursue a professional dance career as a headliner in “Hello Vegas” a Cabaret show, Deborah was head dance captain, teacher, and choreographer of the now defunct, Suncoast Ballet Theatre and the New York School of Ballet & Dance Arts from 1984 to 1998 located in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. She appeared in Super Bowl XXXV with Sting and Styx, & Ray Charles and was featured on Tampa Bay’s Bay News 9 as the oldest dancer in the show.
Deborah began her musical theatre career as choreographer in Midwest community theatres and is currently a guest choreographer and performer at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, New Port Richey. Her recent choreography credits include Fame, Music Man, Footloose, & multiple Pasco Christmas shows and was bestowed with Richey Suncoast Theatre’s award as Best Choreographer for Fame. Deborah has also performed and held leads in the musicals Applause, Chess, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, Stepping Out, George M, Mame, My Fair Lady, & Plain and Fancy, and the drama, The Bad Seed.