Deborah Dansby Wells

Deborah Dansby Wells, Viola – is principal viola of the Mantovani Orchestra, touring Internationally and domestically. Often in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, she divides her time between the educational and performance worlds. As a player, Ms. Dansby Wells is equally at home on the classical and popular stages where she may be found as a soloist or principal player. Her primary studies were done at the University of Michigan with extensive post-graduate work at the Manhattan School in New York, and at a number of universities in Florida.



Also, recently our (the musician’s) involvement in a long running local show was terminated a few days before the show was to start rehearsals to re-open. Fortunately, with the union’s legal support and our patience we were back at work shortly thereafter with the same show and better contracts.

— Larry McRae