Fred DeBerg / Mr.D
As the Director of Dance and Co-Owner of Spotlight Dance Arts, Fred has been involved in dance and theater for more than four decades. Starting dance at the age of 7 and an alumna of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, Fred developed his skills in dance, singing and acting through musical theater to be known as one of San Diego’s best “triple threats” both nationally and internationally. Over the years, Fred established his highly skilled reputation in performing arts in venues such as Starlight Civic Light Opera, The Lawrence Welk Resort Theater, Lamb’s Players Theater, and the lead vocalist for City Streets at Sea World. Fred debuted in New York City in the first Broadway Tour of Starlight Express in his early 20s. His true passion is to share dance with all, regardless of their skill level. Over 20 years teaching and choreography experience includes teaching through San Diego Unified School District where he is popularly known as Mr. D, the Dance Man; San Diego Christian College as Adjunct Instructor for the Kinesiology Department; churches theatrical productions, other theater venues and various organizations. Fred has also been a soloist and worship leader at Shadow Mountain Community Church for more than twenty years. Spotlight Dance Arts was created ten years ago to share with the San Diego Community not only his love for the theater arts, but to show his servant’s heart for God by giving individuals and families an opportunity to share in this wonderfully expressive way. You cannot help but feel his love of God through his is passionate love of people and theater arts.