background & education DeAnna has been dancing her whole life. As a child she trained at Gene Murray's School of Dance in Salem, MA. She went on to receive a BA in Dance/Performance with a dual minor in Business Management & Latin from Roger Williams University. During her four years at RWU she performed and choreographed for The Dance Theater, was a recipient of The Dance Theater Performance Scholarship Award and traveled to Washington DC to perform in the National College Dance Festival Gala at the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. As a student DeAnna studied with / performed in the works of Sean Curran, Kelli Wicke Davis, Doug Elkins, Carl Flink, Emilie Plauche Flink, Heidi Henderson, Heidi Latsky, Kathy Gordon Smith and Gary Shore. She has studied contemporary dance styles including Graham, Humphrey, Horton and Release technique, along with jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, mime, butoh, improvisation, acting, neutral mask, and performance theater.