Certified Level 1, GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor
Deanne discovered the GYROKINESIS® method in 2015 after a shoulder injury, completing her foundation level 1 training at Kinespirit Studio in New York City with Master Trainer Chantal Deeble. After years spent away from the Northwest, in 2016 she returned to Seattle and was introduced to the GYROTONIC® Movement Center, completing her certification under the guidance of Authorized Master Trainer Karen Mullen.
Deanne has been a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (M.AmSat) since 1993, receiving post-graduate certification from the Constructive Teaching Centre in London. A certified teacher of yoga, the Fitzmaurice Voicework® and as a NCVS trained Vocologist, she combines her love for creative and therapeutic movement and somatic education with her experience as an international opera singer.
As Faculty Artist and co-director of the Opera Workshop program at the University of Washington School of Music, from 2017 to 2020 Deanne integrated teaching from her Vocal Theatre Works studio with her role as course teacher and stage director for student productions. Through VTW, she continues to teach voice, movement, acting and performance online to student, aspiring and professional artists. When not performing, Deanne currently divides her time between Seattle and New York City. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Whitman College, a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and a MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.