Deanna Doyle is the fourth generation in her family to be a professional performing artist, starting with her great-great- aunts, who had a sister act on the vaudeville circuit. Deanna grew up at BDC, where her mother was tapper Judy Bassing's teaching assistant. Deanna spent so much time at BDC dancing, roaming the halls, and watching classes that she and her sister became known by Frank Hatchett as "The Girls!"
In addition to BDC, 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, dancing notable roles including the Drewdrop in Todd Bolender's The Nutcracker and The Cowgirl in Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, as well other principal and soloist roles in works by Twyla Tharp, Donald McKayle, Lynne Taylor-Corbet, Karole Armitage, and Paul Taylor. Her dancing has taken her to theaters including The Joyce, Fox Theatre, and Lincoln Center.
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. She 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 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 Penny, Good Housekeeping, and AT&T.
Deanna has taught all styles of dance since she was fourteen and truly has a passion for it. Her well-rounded training gives her the ability to understand students from all backgrounds. Currently, when she is not performing, she serves as a judge and instructor at competitions and conventions around the country. Perhaps you saw her on last season's Dance Moms?