Debra Webb Rogers, aka Violet Rightmire, is a retired professional ballet dancer. She received her dance training from Ruth C. Petrinovic at the Academy of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She went on to attend Florida State University where she performed with their dance department while earning a B.S. degree in education.
Debra has been a company member with The Birmingham Ballet, The Israel Ballet, and The Florida Ballet. She has performed principal roles including: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Taming of the Shrew, and The House of Bernarda Alba. She has appeared in Bride's magazine and in a commercial that won both an Addy and an Emmy award.
She has written articles for the national magazine Dancebag, and is a multiple-year honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She is currently on the dance faculty at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was voted adjunct Teacher of the Year in 1997/98.