Debbie Zehnder grew up around music and dance and discovered her love for Dancehall, Ragga and
Hip Hop in her teens. Ever since she continues to increase her knowledge in
Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Jamaica and in her home country. She has spread her passion
for Dancehall and Ragga in various dance schools and events throughout
over ten years. Her experiences with the choreographer A NI MAL and the company
Dem-A!-Dis gathered unforgettable memories on international stages (MC Hip Hop
Contest Italy, DHM Paris, Top Up Berlin). Additionally she was part of various
national dance ventures either as a solo dancer or collaborating with other
dance professionals (Gessnerallee, Goodnews, Admeira, Smart, FM Records, etc.).
since Debbie is a
qualified Physiotherapist, she is lecturing in Dancehall
and Dance Medicine at the
"Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz" in
Zurich since 2016. With Dem-A!-Dis,
Debbie is building her profile in the Swiss Dancehall scene and continues to
develop her personal body language to physically express herself as honestly as possible.
is based on numerous steps, which are built on earthy movements
and body isolations. Each step tells a story and reflects a different
aspect of the Jamaican culture.
Combined with influences from other urban styles,
choreographies are developing – this
is called Ragga in Europe.
Dance classes with Debbie
are energetic and suitable for all levels, with a combination
of Dancehall basics and Ragga diversity. It is important for Debbie
to create a positive space with her students to help
them grow in their dance individually. Let's enjoy digging
Dance medicine description
a certified physiotherapist with further specialization in dance medicine,
Debbie started lectures and training programs with different dancers,
especially with the company Teki Tekua and the dancers of the ''Höhere
Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz''. Her goal is to spread knowledge, help
them train and making sure they are prepared for the physical demands of the
professional dance world on a long term basis.
If you are interested in learning
more about dance medicine and dance specific training theory feel free to
contact Debbie anytime.