Debbie Mausner graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she began her formal dance training at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and The Ailey School. As part of Barnard/Columbia Dances she performed in works by Pam Tanowitz,
Mark Morris, Caitlin Trainor, Trisha Brown, and Joanna Kotze. She has also performed with company TrainorDance in several live performance and film projects. Debbie founded a collaborative company, DJMdancecollective, in 2017. Her work has been showcased through NACHMO, The Dance Complex, The Creator’s Collective, and HATCH Presenter Series. As a teacher, Debbie has worked with all ages in ballet, modern, and composition classes.