DEANNA GERDE (Syracuse New York) received her early dance training at the Syracuse School of Dance. After spending a year in the modern dance program at SUNY Brockport, she went on to receive her formal ballet training at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Her professional career began dancing for Ballet Inc. under the direction of Aaron Atkins in 2016. In 2017, She went on to join Ballet Arkansas under the direction of Michael Fothergill. While at Ballet Arkansas, Deanna enjoyed performing works such as Fothergill’s “Dracula” and “Chiaroscuro”, as well as productions of “The Nutcracker”, “Don Quixote” and “Swan Lake”. Deanna is thrilled to be joining Island Moving Company this season.