Deborah believes that Pilates should be challenging but fun and spiritually invigorating. She is committed to her clients and works hard to accommodate their busy lives.
At the same time she expects dedication from them and a serious commitment to improving how they feel, their function and the way they relate to the world.
Deborah grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and has a very strong background in dance. She was completing her BFA in Dance at Temple University when she had a dance injury and used Pilates to rehabilitate from it. In 1999, Deborah was admitted into the New York City Authentic Pilates™ Training Program. Over the next year and a half she was instructed, trained, tested and, ultimately, certified by Romana Kryzanowska, an internationally acknowledged Grande Dame of Pilates, who was a star pupil of Joseph Pilates in the 1940s. Deborah was also taught by Sari Mejia-Santo, Bob Likens, and June Hines.
Deborah began teaching at the Pennsylvania Ballet Pilates Studio in 2001. She worked closely with Greg Taylor, who was a physical therapist. This relationship and proximity to the world of professional dance gave Deborah a chance to apply her training and perfect her approach to clients with such varying conditions as dance injuries, scoliosis, multiple sclerosis, hip surgery rehabilitation, chronic pain syndromes, fibromyalgia, and low back pain. Deborah has worked with principal dancers, principals from Cirque Du Soleil, and members of the Broadway shows Fosse and Contact. She was also an integral part of a recovery team for Olympic Ice Skater Phillip Dulebohn. Deborah enjoys the challenge of the rehabilitation work and is constantly amazed by the quality of improvement her clients experience with Pilates.