Trained from the tender age of 3 in Providence, RI by a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, Deb Leamy fostered an early love for dance. She was artfully schooled in all forms of dance, especially Ballet, spending her teen years as a member of the Festival ballet of RI. But she found her true love in the discovery of the Jazz and Broadway legends that came before her such as Jack Cole, Luigi, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse.
Deb has honed a love of teaching this amazing art form to students of all ages from the smallest dance studios to renowned Performing Arts institutions. After a long run as an original cast member of the Tony Award winning musical Fosse she had the unique pleasure of sharing this signature style of choreography with students across the nation as she led numerous, popular Fosse Workshops and Master Classes in schools such as: North Carolina Theatre, Scripps Performing Arts Academy in CA, Joy of Motion in Washington, D.C and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, just to name a few!
On occasion Deb has subbed in here at BDC for Diana Laurenson and continues to give Master Classes and private lessons to all who share in her desire to keep theatre dance alive and well.
Deb has performed on Broadway in Never Gonna Dance (Margaret), Sweet Smell of Success and the original cast of Fosse. She has done numerous roles in regional theatre and national/international tours such as Roxie & Mona in Chicago, Rosie in Bye, Bye Birdie, Lois in Kiss Me Kate, Maggie in A Chorus Line in addition to several commercials and TV appearances. She has also served as choreographer for productions of the musicals Pippin and Grease as well as various cabarets, benefits and revues across the country.