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Debbi Purtill

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From: Leicester, UK

Trained: Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD), Leeds

Joined balletLORENT: 2000

balletLORENT productions: La Vie; Designer Body; Ferryman; Angelmoth; la nuit intime; Rapunzel; The Night Ball; Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin; After Dark; She Weathers the Change; lullaby; The Things That Wait; The Current; Parade

Career: Debbi is balletLORENT’s Artistic Associate and has been performing with the company since 2000. Her career includes work across dance, theatre and visual art and she is a long-term collaborator with Simon Birch Dance based in Cornwall. Debbi has a passion for education, is an independent choreographer, lecturer in Graham technique and has taught and choreographed at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Newcastle College, Falmouth University and Trinity Laban. She regularly teaches professional company classes including Gary Clarke Company, Scottish Dance Theatre, New Adventures and Cscape Dance. Her professional development includes studying with yoga teacher Godfri Dev and completing her MA in Professional Dance Practice at Teesside University.

Photo by Luke Waddington