Deanna trained at the School of American Ballet, where she was a full-time and summer session student. She also studied at Feld Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She performed in New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker and then joined Kansas City Ballet. Currently, Deanna is performing as Meg Giry in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera.
Deanna has been in productions of All Shook Up, Oklahoma, Anything Goes, Crazy for You,42nd Street, Drowsy Chaperone, and gave up her ticket to Vegas for Season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance to perform the leading role of Vera in On Your Toes.
Deanna has choreographed productions of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, and The Wizard of Oz. She has had the opportunity to dance for choreographers Josh Bergasse, Warren Carlyle, Ricky Hinds, Spencer Liff, and Josh Prince and has also been seen in national commercials for Twix and Tide as well as print ads for JC Penney, Good Housekeeping, and AT&T. Recently, she was seen in On Your Toes at City Center Encores! followed by Barrington Stage’s On the Town as Ivy Smith, directed by John Rando and choreographed by Josh Bergasse.
When she is not performing, she serves as a judge and instructor at competitions and conventions around the country, as well as a guest faculty member at Broadway Dance Center.