Deborah Jinza Thayer has explored movement as a choreographer, performer, teacher, and professional movement therapist for twenty-five years. After spending her first six years in Japan and Southeast Asia, Jinza Thayer grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received an MFA in Dance at George Mason University. Now based in Minneapolis, she has created over 60 original works and presents her work as Movement Architecture — a blend of dance and theater in structured environments.