Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Deborah Goodman

Title/s:  Lecturer in Dance

Office #:  MUND 920

Phone: 773.508.7510

Email: dgoodma@luc.edu


Deborah Goodman is a Lecturer in Dance teaching Modern I, Modern II to majors and non-majors, Modern III to majors and non-majors, Ballet I and Ballet II and ARTS 200 Intro to Teaching Artistry. 

Her expertise in American modern dance features extensive experience performing and teaching Humphrey/Weidman technique and repertory. As a scholarship student to the Martha Graham School in NYC, Yuriko selected Deborah as her demonstrator, meticulously training her in the early technique and repertory of Martha Graham. Deborah performed in the reconstruction of Martha Graham’s Panorama, and took part in the reconstruction of Ms. Graham’s original work, Prelude to Action from Sketches from Chronicle. She remains an international authority on the early technique and continues to teach at the Martha Graham School summer intensive courses. She danced with celebrated choreographers Richard Move and Goldhuber/Lasky in New York and MOMENTA Dance Company in Oak Park.

Deborah is a certified Gyrokinesis instructor. She is the founder and curator of the Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival and works with dancers of all abilities as well as with as elite students. Deborah has served on the dance faculty of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, New York University, Long Island University, The Connecticut Conservatory of the Performing Arts and Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts in New York and in Chicago at The Chicago Academy for the Arts, The Academy of Movement and Music and Loyola University Chicago.



B.F.A., Northern Illinois University