Meet Ms. Devan!

BFA, Dance Performance, 2017 Kent State University

Dance Program Director, Rainey Institute

Certified Pure Barre Instructor

CPR / First Aid Certification

Ohio Mental Health First Aid Certification

10+ Years Dance Instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Fitness

Credits /

Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Charge
Rainey Institute
Open Doors Academy
Boys & Girls Club of East Cleveland
Ballet in the City
Cleveland Dance Academy
Mayne Attractions Studios
The Tutu School
Kent Dance Ensemble
Olmsted Performing Arts
Top Floor Gymnastics & Dance
Twinsburg High School

Devan is a passionate dance educator who grew up in Twinsburg, OH and fell in love with dance at a young age. After attending the dance department at UNC Charlotte, she returned to Ohio and received her Bachelor's Degree in Dance Performance from Kent State University. During her studies, Devan received scholarships to attend prestigious dance intensives, worked with MamLuft & Co Dance Company, and took numerous master classes with industry professionals. Devan has also had the opportunity to work behind the scenes in box offices and house management, gaining valuable experience in the dance industry.

Devan's dance career includes performing with the NBA G-League Canton Charge team and the Cleveland Cavalier Girls, but her true passion lies in teaching young dancers. Devan has immersed herself in the dance community and enjoys being a role model for her students. She is dedicated to passing on the traditions of classical and cultural dance forms while also inspiring the next generation of dancers.

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