Deborah T. Agrusa, M.Ed

Deborah Agrusa is the owner and artistic director of Deborah's Stage Door Center for the Performing Arts which is now in its 32nd year. Debbie received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in dance from Michigan State University and a Masters of Education Degree from Wayne State University. Debbie was chosen by the faculty of Michigan State University as "One of the Top Ten Graduating Seniors" upon the completion of her Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University. She has taugh... read more

Our staff members consists of over 25 experienced instructors, many of whom have degrees in dance, have studied at studios in Los Angeles and New York or have performed professionally in movies and television.

Salina Cusmano

Salina has been dancing since the age of 3. She was the Captain of her dance team in Junior High and was on her dance team all four years of high school. She is currently a college student at Oakland University. She has been teaching for many years and we are very lucky to have her here at DSD this year. She is very excited to be here and working with these talented kids!! Welcome Salina!!

Svetlana Chrin

We are so excited to welcome Svetlana to our faculty this year! She is a graduate from Belarusian National College of Choreography with a degree in Classical Ballet. She has choreographed and danced on many stages all over the world including Comical gas De Deux Music: Ludwig That's Dancing, Odessa Musical Theater in Odessa Ukraine, Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in St Petersburg Russia, My Wife is A Liar, Choreographer and ballerina on the USA tour. We are very lucky to have her! Welc... read more

Tricia Atkinson

Tricia Atkinson grew up at Deborah’s Stage Door where she studied all forms of dance extensively and was a proud member of the Repertory Company. After attending Oakland University for dance Tricia went on to dance in Los Angeles and New York City. She has ran two amazing Competition Companies who have won numerous awards. Tricia has had the pleasure of judging for numerous dance competitions, teaching on convention, and teaching master classes all over the country. She was also one of the ch... read more