Certifications: CPR Certified
Characteristics: Thorough, Silly, Prepared
Dance Experience: Deane’s first love was musical theatre, and he has appeared on the main stage at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres in Anything Goes; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; as Bernardo in West Side Story; Singin’ in the Rain; 42nd Street; and Swing. He also had the great pleasure of joining the Metropolitan Ballet’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo at the Historic State Theatre. He continues in musical theatre as a choreographer/director for Ashland Productions and has choreographed for Maple Grove Senior high, where his work has been recognized at the annual Spotlight Awards. Since he fell in love with tap, he’s had the pleasure of taking class with tap greats Yukiko Misumi, Grant Swift, Jimmie Payne, Jr., Mark Yonally, Chloe Arnold, Jason Samuels Smith, Randy Skinner, Everett Smith, Derick Grant, Jay Fagan, Dianne Walker, Dormeisha Sumbry-Edwards, Star Dixon, Nico Rubio, Jason Janas, and others. Deane has won several choreography awards and can be found tapping at several different studios in the Twin Cities. Happy Tapping!
Years Teaching: 17
Favorite Dance Genre: Tap
Fun Facts: Recently started playing drums and piano. I was an accountant before becoming a dancer. I have a twin brother named Derek.