Art from Deborah Slater (@DSDT)

Deborah Slater, director, choreographer, performer & teacher, has worked in theater and dance for over 30 years. She is the Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater, celebrating 25 years in 2014, and Artistic Director of Studio 210, which turns 35 in 2015. A multi-media dance company, DSDT does visually gorgeous, acrobatic, talking dance, dedicated to the creation of full-length works and shorter pieces exploring social issues, science and art through original dance, text and music. Selected awards include the 2015 Della Davidson Prize for Innovations in Dance and Theater, grants from the Kenneth Rainin Fdn, SF Arts Commission, Zellerbach Fdn, Fleishhacker Fdn, a CHIME WITHOUT BORDERS Mentorship with David Gordon and a TBA Mentorship with Tony Taccone/Berkeley Rep; a Gerbode Fellowship with Playwright Julie Hebert for NIGHT FALLS (voted one of top 10 performances in 2011) ; a CHIME grant as mentor for Cynthia Adams/Fellow Travelers, 9 NEA Fellowships for Choreography and an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (Izzie) for HOTEL OF MEMORIES, one of many nominations the company has received. Selected presenters include Joyce SoHo in NY, the Painted Bride in Philadelphia and Z Space in San Francisco. Ms. Slater was Secretary of the Board of the Djerassi Foundation for 6 years, on the board of Dance Bay Area and was a co-founder of CIRCUIT Network.

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