Deborah Liberatore West is a graduate of WVU with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and master’s degree in Special Education. She is a member of Dance Masters of America – certified by tests (written and oral) to teach dance. She has attended many dance conferences/conventions with instruction from many professionals including: Charles Kelley and the late Danny Hoctor. She is a former dance instructor for Virginia Chittum at the Virginia School of Dance and has taught tumbling through the Monongalia County Community Schools. She is the former dance instructor/sponsor for the Steppin’ Stallions – a dance group at South Middle School. She is also a tap instructor for the Motown Strutters – a senior tap dance group.
She joined the Board approximately 10-12 years ago when she wanted to be a part of a dance studio again. She says that she enjoys meeting new people who had similar dance interests as her and being able to have a small say in how the studio operates, adding, “As a dance instructor, it would be great to see more students afforded the opportunity to take advantage of what is offered at Morgantown Dance. This can be accomplished through sponsors.”