Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Debra Meunier

Deb Meunier has created and conducted dance education programs for over 28 years in her role as the Artistic Director of Fusionworks Dance Company. She has worked in schools, elementary through college, in museums and galleries, and in festivals. All of her programs are tailored to the needs of each particular organization and they range from a single workshop to a two month in-depth residency.. In an in-depth residency, dances are created working directly out of the academic curriculum and usually culminate in a public performance or an assembly, and can be shared performances with the professional dancers of Fusionworks. On a smaller scale, single dance workshops last 45-60 minutes and are highly participatory (students are creating and moving for 85% of the workshop). Workshops explore concepts in both movement and music and are offered to grades K-college.

Deb received her undergrad degree from RI College and a MALS in World Movement Studies from Wesleyan University. She has been a dance instructor for 40 years and considers herself a life-long learner. Her primary form in teaching and choreography is modern dance, including technique, composition, and improvisation, but she is also versed in ballet technique up to intermediate levels.

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  • June 2016

    Founder, Artistic Director, Choreographer

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Debra
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director, Fusionworks
Physical Address: 
204 Hillcrest Drive No.
Cranston, RI 02921
Last Name: 
Meunier
Phone: 
401-944-3664

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ballet
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Year Founded: 
1987
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Events Per Year: 
5
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster