Debbie Shapiro helps artists and inspiring people get their work done, and currently serves as a consultant for various small companies around town. From 2008 – 2012 she was Managing Director for Headlong Dance Theater
, collaborating closely with the company’s founders Amy Smith, Andrew Simonet, and David Brick. Prior to Headlong, she worked with Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, The Library Company of Philadelphia, and Art-Reach. A native New Yorker, she began her professional career as a shoe buyer for Bloomingdales, and then followed an urge to live outside the U.S., which led her to Israel. There she explored work in community building through the arts and taught English and hip-hop dance to high school students throughout the country. She holds an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University.