Deepa Liegel was born in Calcutta, India and raised in Seattle, Washington. She grew up dancing with Leela Kathak Dancers, Cornish Preparatory Dance and Seattle Theatre Group. She received a BFA in Dance Performance with honors and a minor in Arts Management from Southern Methodist University. After graduation, she moved to New York to dance with the Limon Dance Company, Mark Morris Dance Group, Metropolitan Opera Opera and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. She currently teaches Cardio Ballet at The Ballet Spot, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.