Hi, I'm Devin (they/them) and I'm a professionally trained actor, teacher, and director in the Houston area. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Psychology with an emphasis in Acting from the University of Northern Colorado and my Conservatory Certification from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.I have more than 20 years of experience as an actor, having worked professionally in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Colorado in both the film and theatre industries. In 2018 I began teaching at a conservatory program in the Bay Area and absolutely fell in love with teaching.
I am formally trained in Meisner, Stanislavsky, Suzuki, and Chekhovian methods, have a deep love for Uta Hagen, and an extensive knowledge and passion for Shakespeare and voice for the actor. I have had the distinct honor of taking master classes with Baayork Lee, Suzan Zeder, Jeanine Tesori and many other notable names in the industry. I believe that truth in acting is the foundation of all great performers and that truth begins with trust, support, and fun in the classroom. I take immense pride in my own work as an actor and in bringing my knowledge and passion to the next generation of performers.
More important to me than the quality of an actors training, is that they feel validated, respected, and heard. I work very hard to be patient, empathetic, and careful with my students feelings and schedules.I pride myself immensely on my ability to balance professionalism with compassion; and I look forward to working with you!