Deanne has been dancing since age 3. During 14 years at Bauer Dance Studio in Holt, she trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap and hip hop.
She also started her teaching career there, as an assistant instructor, in 1997. Deanne performed with the Holt High School Varsity Dance Team from 1998-2001, competing at state, regional and national competitions.
In 2002, Deanne joined the staff at Synergy Dance Academy in Holt, where she added modern dance training while refining her other dance styles.
At Synergy, Deanne served as an instructor, a dancer and choreographer with their Professional Performance Company, and co-directed the Senior Touring Company with Lisa Whiting Dobson.
She began studying technique at Happendance School in 2009, and choreographed works for the student company, Happendance 2, in 2010 and 2011.
In both of those years she also successfully auditioned as a dancer and choreographer for Community Dance Project.
In March of 2011, she was accepted as a member of Happendance professional company, and began performing with the Happendance Education Exchange
team for the 2011-12 season.
Deanne earned a B.A. in English Literature from MSU in 2007, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in the same field from Central Michigan University.
Deanne is a member of the Happendance Board of Directors, which she serves as Secretary, and is the Artists' Representative to the Board.