Born and raised in California, Deborah Lohse is a comedian, dancer and choreographer living and working in New York City. Her work has been presented in theaters, public spaces and festivals including DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub, American Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, United Solo Theater Festival at The Stonewall Inn. She has received commissions from Women In Motion, Mantra Percussion, SUNY Purchase as well as artist residencies from The Yard, Marble House Project, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Acadia Summer Arts Program and SILO. As a performer, Lohse has worked with theater directors Michael Preston, Barbara Karger and Anne Kauffman, visual artists Suzanne Bocanegra and Paulina Olowska and choreographers Monica Bill Barnes and Doug Elkins. She currently performs with Katy Pyle/Ballez, David Parker/The Bang Group, Ashley R.T. Yergens and her collaborative dance comedy crew LMnO3 (Lohse, Marquis and Oakley) and as her alter ego indefatigable cabaret persona TruDee.