Deborah Riley

Director Emeritus

Deborah Riley is a life-long dance artist and more recent practitioner of Laban Movement Analysis, the basis for teaching movement arts to people of all ages and abilities. As a touring artist and educator, she has performed throughout Europe and the US as well as choreographing over 40 original works for her company, Deborah Riley Dance Projects. She was an artist-in-residence at DC’s Dance Place from 1988 – 2017 and is retiring as Co-Director of this legendary institution this year. In 2016 she was honored with the Pola Nirenska Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance.