Dance & Acro Instructor
Miss Deanna has been dancing her entire life. Growing up in the metro Detroit area she was
trained in all forms of dance but her love is in Tap, Jazz and Acro. She has owned and operated
two successful dance schools that are still in operation today by former students of hers and
she started after school dance programs in 3 different school districts.
Deanna is a dance judge for “Encore Talent Productions” and “Headliners dance
Championships” as well as is a guest choreographer and does in house master classes.
As a Professional Dancer and Model for the Jack Reed talent agency she has performed with
many celebrities throughout the United States and Canada. She modeled and did commercial
work for the Detroit Athletic club, Detroit Auto and Boat Shows, Vic‐Tanny Health and Fitness,
TV Guide, Western Sizzling Steak House and CKLW.
Deanna owned and directed her own TV show “Tapping with Deanna” that appeared weekly on
a local cable channel teaching tap to the beginner through to the advanced dancer.
As a former Gymnast for the Flint Olympian’s she was 10th all around in the state of Michigan
and later went on to be awarded 7th all around in the USAG Jr. Olympics. Additionally, she has
extensive training in Acrobatics and Contortionist work.
Her real passion is teaching and sharing her passion and education with the dancer. Her
students and choreography over the years have been highly recognized and awarded at the
Regional, National and Inter National level, additionally her students have performed at the
Detroit Motor City Tap Festival, Disney World, Las Vegas with Tina Landon, The Citrus Bowl
halftime show, Detroit state theater with Martha Reeves for a Motown tribute, on the
Chesaning Showboat and Chrysler corporation events.
Numerous students of hers have gone on to dance at a collegiate and professional level as well
as have opened successful dance schools of their own.
Deanna revels in seeing dance through the eyes of the beginner being introduced to a whole
new world through to that accomplish elite senior crying with joy when reaching their ultimate