March 16, 2015

As a professional dancer who is still going strong at age 53, I unquestionably attribute much of my longevity to my training with Deborah Lessen at her Greene Street Studio.

I’m fortunate to have been studying with her for over 20 years.

Deborah has a depth and breadth of knowledge that seem limitless, and an uncannily sharp eye for the detail and nuance of her clients’ work, as well as the ‘big picture’.

I have known few teachers in my life – in any field – as gifted as Deborah is in imparting guidance with such clarity and efficacy.

Over the years she has given me an incredibly strong foundation upon which to build, and enlightened and deepened my own understanding of my physicality.

I think perhaps the greatest gift of her work for me is to feel that my body is truly safe, both inside her studio and on the road, thanks to the solid ground of her proper, healthy and profound training.