Deborah Damast has been teaching in the NYU Steinhardt Dance Education Program since 2002. She has taught technique, pedagogy, creative movement, production and choreography, and is the Artistic Advisor of the program and Director of dance concerts and of Kaleidoscope Dancers. Deborah designed and directs a study abroad program to Uganda each January. She has participated in motion capture studies with the Department of Computer Science, and Internet Arts Collaborations with faculty from Music Education. Deborah has been on the faculty of Peridance Center, New York City Ballet, LREI, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and has created creative dance videos for children, Move N Groove Kids.
Deborah’s choreography has been shown in numerous venues in NYC, Europe, Asia, and Africa. She has taught and presented at conferences through NDEO, CUNY, ACDFA, and NYU, and conducts professional development for the New York City Department of Education. Deborah was a 2008 recipient of the GSO Star Faculty Award at NYU and the 2010 Outstanding Educator Award from the National Dance Education Organization. Deborah received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase and her MA in Dance Education from NYU Steinhardt.