ORB Executive Director and Artistic Director
DEBORAH FEMOVICH, Deborah is the Executive Director and Artistic Director of ORB. After studying for three years at the University of Utah, and finishing at Point Park College, She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Point Park College in ballet. She received additional training at the Joffery Ballet School in New York City and The Champaign Ballet Academy. Her Post Graduate studies include a PA Certification in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Deborah has taught dance at various studios in Michigan and West Virginia as well as teaching locally for 11 years. Some of her professional experiences include 3 years performing in the U of U faculty performances and 4 years with the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. She has performed in such ballets as Coppelia, Carmen, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Nutcracker Suite, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Carmen, Peter and the Wolf, La Patinier, Sleeping Beauty, Sylvia, and the Maple Leaf Rag to name a few. Deborah has choreographed for Oil Region Ballet’s Alice in Wonderland, Bremen Town Musicians/Le Train Bleu, and Cinderella.
TARYN FREY-MISNER, spent her early years studying dance in the Pittsburgh area before beginning her intensive dance training with the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company, where she is a current faculty member. The years spent at PYBC, being taught by world renowned artists such as Tamar Rachelle, Ernest Tolentino, Anastasia Bedard, Kevin and Patty Maloney, Gelsey Kirkland, Patrick Hinson, Ib Anderson and Stephen Mills not only in ballet but also modern, led her in the direction to spread what she has been taught to other young dancers. Not only dancing but also working in the arts management field has created a well rounded artist. While still a member of the company, but studying theater with George Jaber and Kevin Maloney she received a theater degree furthering her knowledge of the performing arts and then also to earn a B.A. in Performing Arts/Dance from La Roche College. She has danced in Balanchine ballets such as Serenade, Who Cares? and Concerto Barocco. Her many talents have been called upon throughout many of the Performing companies in the surrounding areas and local dance studios. Her pieces have been received many awards and have acknowledged from “attention grabbing” to “clean line and proper technique…because that’s what dance is about.” Her unique teaching style and upbeat, fun loving humor have her students requesting her year after year.