Gloucester Dance Festival 2019

Miss Deborah Norris MA, BA (Hons) AISTD

Classical and Cabaret Adjudicator

Gloucester Dance Festival is delighted Deborah has accepted our invitation to adjudicate for us again this year following her very successful visit in 2013.

Deborah is a committee member for the Society of Dance Research and a board member and adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, and All England Dance.

A graduate of Elmhurst Ballet School, Deborah continued her training at the University College of Ripon and York St John, completing her MA in Dance Studies at De Montfort University under the supervision of Ramsay Burt. Deborah then gained a scholarship to study at the Jose Limon Institute of Contemporary Dance, in New York. She has worked internationally as a dancer, teacher and choreographer in both Musical Theatre and Contemporary Dance contexts. Deborah is a Lecturer in Dance at Edge Hill University specialising in teaching Limon-Based Technique and Ballet for Contemporary dancers. As an early career researcher Deborah is a PhD candidate at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and is exploring narratives in contemporary ballet.