"Research shows that a child’s attention becomes more focused during physical activity, providing a great learning opportunity at this peak of focus."
—Deborah Kayton Michals
For more than 25 years, Deborah Kayton Michals has designed and directed programs that combine physical activity with literacy, math, nutritional learning, motor-skill development, and arts curricula. She is a consultant, trainer, and mentor for schools, social service agencies, and arts organizations. She has developed programs for the Education Alliance, the Legal Aid Society, the NYC Board of Education, the 92nd Street Y, and Yale University, among others. An accomplished professional dancer, Deborah earned a bachelor's degree in history at Yale University and a master of fine arts degree from New York University in dance as a Goddard Fellow.
Deborah Kayton Michals lives in Riverside, Connecticut, with her husband, Jonathan, and three school-aged children.