Deborah Vogel has been active in the dance medicine field since 1978. Her mentor, Irene Dowd, inspired her to integrate her teaching with movement analysis and she became a neuromuscular educator. She co-founded the Center for Dance Medicine in NYC with Dr. Richard Bachrach and has presented workshops and lectures nationally and internationally on injury prevention and care.
She taught at Oberlin College from 1988 – 2017, teaching for the dance department and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Her focus in all her classes is to give students the tools, information and strategies to create positive changes in performance.
She continues to teach annually at the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance at TCU assessing each first year on their mobility and stability patterns and teaching them to care for their bodies during training.
Deborah writes a column called Ask Deb for Dance Teacher Magazine and has authored many books and numerous articles on training students to reach their full potential, safely and efficiently.
While retired from her full-time faculty positions, Deborah continues to share with both teachers and dancers exceptional information, based on anatomical principles, as well as leading-edge explorations in optimal performance strategies.