Deborah Lynn De Mello Pine
USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor
Miss Debbie De Mello Pine has been dancing since the age of 6 and has several decades of dance training in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Hula, Tahitian, Maori and World Dance. She trained locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Los Angeles, with teachers such as Mary Ann Norris, Dee McGee, Michael Rooney, Joe Tremaine, Chris Dupree and Doug Caldwell. Her extensive vocal training in both Classical Music and Musical Theater has also enabled her to pursue various avenues in the performing arts. Debbie has more than 30 years of experience as an instructor and choreographer. She started her career at the age of 14, teaching and choreographing for a local studio and by 15, she was already directing a championship dance team. In addition to presiding on the staff of various studios, she has also owned and operated her own Mobile Performing Arts Program and acted as Dance and Performance Director for various schools and Adult Education Programs. As a student, she was awarded 100’s of championships and titles for her performances in Regional, State and National competitions. Under her direction, Debbie’s students have also won countless titles from the Regional to National levels. Her students have graced the Broadway stage, danced with the New York City Opera, performed on television, including MTV, Fox TV and Univision (Sabado Gigante) and appeared in music videos and commercials. Several of her dancers have also gone on to become successful choreographers and instructors. Her current award winning Performance and Competition Team regularly performs at theme parks, parades, charity functions and community events. Recent performances include, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World San Diego, The Queen Mary, Great America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Southwest Airlines San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade, Pier 39 San Francisco, Oakland Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Happy Hollow, Christmas in the Park and various other community and charity events. Her resident dance company (De Lynn Dance Co.) and its students also use their time and talents throughout the year, to raise thousands of dollars for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. When she is not teaching, Debbie regularly judges Dance and Performing Arts competitions, as well as Scholarship Pageants. In addition to her extensive experience in dance, Debbie is also a USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor.