Deborah Scodese-French

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Studies

1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Deborah Scodese French, an alumna of the Dance Department at SUNY Geneseo has returned to the College to teach Jazz Dance. She completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Geneseo (BA; Psychology and Dance) and went on to enroll in graduate studies at SUNY Brockport (MA; Dance Education). In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the College, Ms. French teaches modern dance, creative movement, core essentials, Zumba, and Zumba Toning classes at Valley School of Dance in Geneseo, as well as working with students in Livonia, Avon, and Geneseo Central Schools, the Livingston County Department of Health, and the Noyes Hospital Wellness Program. Ms. French has choreographed for the Global Water Dance Project, Livonia Community Players, and the Annual Geneseo Festival. She has studied Flamenco and other Latin dances in Spain and Central America, is a certified Zumba dance instructor and outdoor fitness educator and is currently studying yoga and nutrition. "Teaching Jazz allows me to share my knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy with the students here at Geneseo."


Faculty Information


  • BA; Psychology and Dance, SUNY Geneseo
  • MA; Dance Education, SUNY Brockport