Born and raised in California, DEBORAH LOHSE is a choreographer/performer living and working in New York City. Her work has been presented in theaters, public spaces and festivals across the U.S. and Mexico including DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub, American Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, La Mama Moves, Joyce SoHo and the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. She has received commissions from New Chamber Ballet, Women In Motion, Mantra Percussion, DANCE NOW and Island Moving Company as well as artist residencies from The Yard, Marble House Project, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Acadia Summer Arts Program and SILO. As a performer, Lohse has worked with Michael Preston, Barbara Karger, Anne Kauffman, Suzanne Bocanegra, Monica Bill Barnes, Katy Pyle/Ballez and currently dances with Doug Elkins, David Parker, Cori Olinghouse, the collective trio LMnO3 and as her alter ego indefatigable cabaret persona TruDee. Lohse has a BA in Dance as well as a BA in Theater from the University of California.