Dr. Deb Rutledge graduated cum laude from Ohio University, with a BFA in Dance in 2001. Deb began her professional career with the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company where she created many roles. She went on to become apart of Maude Baum and Company/eba Dance Theatre where she worked as performer, Arts-In-Education curriculum developer and grant writer. She has been a guest artist, as both performer and choreographer, with the Youth Ballet Company and Adirondack Ballet Theatre. She served as a senior faculty member at the eba Center for Dance. Deb has also served on faculty and as guest performer for the School of Arts at the National Museum of Dance. Deb began performing as a soloist with Nacre Dance in 2005 where she has had the opportunity to perform works by Isadora Duncan, Charles Widman, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey and Jose Limon.
In 2014, she joined Loose Change Dance Collective as a company member and has been given the opportunity to have her choreography presented during the 2015 season. Deb received her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2009 and is currently employed at Diamond Hill Rehabilitation Center. She completed her RYS-200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in June of 2016, where she also served as the Anatomy and Physiology instructor at Terra Firma Pure Warrior School under the tutelage of Meg Allen.