Deb is known for her spirit of collaboration and has worked with painters, musicians, sculptors, filmmakers and other choreographers and dancers throughout the years. She is a member of the Artists in Residence Educational Roster as well as the New England Foundation for the Arts Roster. Deb received a MALS and the Rulewater Prize from Wesleyan University for her work on an interdisciplinary choreography project with the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. Deb received the Individual Achievement Award from the Arts and Business Council of RI for her significant contributions to the arts in Rhode Island. She has also been awarded a Meet the Composer Fellowship twice from the New England Foundation for the Arts for projects in collaboration with world percussionist Mike DeQuattro.
Deb resides in RI with her life-long partner, her husband and RI musician and composer Ron Schmitt, and her crazy little dog Amelia. Life is good!