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Debra Rose is the founder and owner of San Francisco GYROTONIC®, primarily created to serve the San Francisco Bay Area’s dance community in 1988. Debra created the first syllabus and GYROTONIC® manual associated with a dance program for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program at Dominican University of California. She has also created a unique GYROTONIC® curriculum for the LINES Ballet Training Program, LINES Ballet Summer Program, San Francisco State University, and, most recently, The San Francisco High School of the Arts.
As a dancer, Debra trained in New York at The School of American Ballet, after which she danced with the Oakland and San Francisco Ballets. The majority of her career was spent dancing for the San Francisco Opera Ballet and as a principle and founding member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Debra also served as a Ballet Mistress for LINES Ballet and assisted Mr. King in setting choreography on various companies that include Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Joffrey Ballet.