Deborah Carr

Deborah Carr

Deborah Carr

deborahcarr@creighton.edu

Biography

Deborah A. Carr, originally from Boston, MA, began her training with David Shields (of the Royal Ballet) and David Drummond (soloist with Boston Ballet). While still in Boston, she performed with the Boston Festival Ballet and Copley Square Ballet. She then danced with the Connecticut Ballet and Ballet Omaha, performing leading roles in the Nutcracker as well as roles in ballets by such noted choreographers as George Balanchine, Lew Christensen, Loyce Houlton, and Bruce Wells. After retiring from the stage she began teaching, eventually to become Ballet Mistress to the Omaha Theater Ballet Company and the Artistic Director of the Omaha Theater Student Company. Deborah was awarded the Nebraska Arts Council Award for choreography for her ballet Pridelands, which has also been performed at the Regional Dance America Festival. She continues to teach and choreograph at Heartland Conservatory of Dance and has been on Creighton's faculty since 2010.