“They call it dance. I call it life.”
“Dance every day as if it’s the final performance. Don’t save your joy and passion only for the stage. Infuse every second, catch every moment, take every chance to feel, to explore, to do your thing. Make the common floor, the daily street and the regular hour your very own and phenomenal stage.”
Debora Rusch started her dancing career very early as a rhythmic gymnast. After ten years of intensive cantonal and national competition activities, she had enough of following codes and guidelines and started to realize her own projects whilst still an active gymnast. She combined contemporary and urban dance with elements of rhythmic gymnastics to create her very own personal, unmistakable style.
After finishing her commercial baccalaureate, she completed her dance studies as a qualified stage dancer at the HF for contemporary and urban stage dance in Zurich and acquired the skills of a professional dancer. She continued her education in New York, Paris, Italy and several destinations in Germany to deepen her dance experience, which has long been at the mercy of her love and fascination for Hip-Hop culture.
Debora found her entry into the Swiss dance scene during her training and as a multi-faceted dancer got various engagements for live shows, Swiss television, fashion shows, music videos. She danced at the Swiss Music Awards, Credit Suisse Sports Awards (Nadine Imboden), Miss Bern Wahl - DAS ZELT (Emina Caduff), Wanda Group Annual Dinner Show (Jonathan Huor), World Congress Intercoiffure (Jochen Heckmann), as a dancer and choreographer for the renowned Kyburgiade in a duo formation with Cellonaut, European Congress Intercoiffure, Colormania Fashion Night by Goldwell, at the Breakthrough Festival, Carmina Burana (Company RUS H OUR) and many more.
In addition to the commercial sector, she was also able to gain experience in contemporary dance and theater productions with various choreographers and to work across styles and disciplines in Switzerland and abroad. Since 2020, she has been part of the renowned MIR-Compagnie (Béatrice Götz). Debstep has danced at the Zurich Hallenstadion, Germany, France, USA, China and Japan and is present at national and international festivals and battle platforms of the urban scene as well as on the big stages.
She is keen to pass on her wide-ranging, in-depth knowledge, which she traveled the world to acquire: As a dance teacher ranging from children to adults, from hobby to professional classes, as a movement coach for athletes of all kinds, as a jury member of dance competitions and as a choreographer of various productions and dance scenes.
Since 2017 she is the proud founder, choreographer and at the same time dancer of her own dance Company RUSH HOUR and combines all her disciplines to the full package of dance, song and choreography.