Debra Doran-Vossen began her dance training at
the age of five with Virginia Dove Ramsel. She also
received training from Yvonne Chateau, Miguel
Terekov, Maria Tallchief and Victoria Leigh. She
has studied with Ballet Oklahoma, Ballet West,
Star Danias and Douglas Wassell in New York City,
and abroad with the Royal Dublin City Ballet in
Ireland. Debra earned her BFA in ballet from the
University of Oklahoma where she was a member
of the ballet company now called Oklahoma
Debra has successfully owned and operated her
own dance studio for over 25 years in Yukon.
Her students have received dance scholarships
from Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre,
Pacific North west Ballet, University of Oklahoma,
University of Central Oklahoma, Wichita State
University, and Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.
Many of her students are currently in professional
companies, as well as choreographing and teaching.
Debra has successfully directed the Yukon
Civic Ballet, now Central Oklahoma Ballet, for
productions of The Nutcracker.
Debra has a strong commitment for promoting
arts and culture in the community. She continually
hosts ballet guest artists, and has been instrumental
in coordinating art, music, and theatre projects
such as community art shows, community theatre
performances, and "Music Under the Stars." She is
a past-president in both the Yukon Art League and
Old Central Culture Council. Her goal is to create
an enriching and supportive environment for the
She has instilled a love for dance in her students
and audiences but most importantly she is wife to
husband Dan and mother to Avy and Adam.