Devon McLeod

NYC Director, New York Institute of Dance & Education
New York Dance Festival
Global Dance Initiative
Reaching for Higher Ground Consulting
Devon McLeod is a business minded, Marketing & Consulting Industry focused executive in training presently studying at New York University Stern School of Business and is a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar at NYU. Ms. McLeod is a Senior Associate at the New York Institute of Dance & Education Inc, the New York Dance Festival, and Reaching For Higher Ground Consulting. She worked as a Production Assistant at Once the Musical on Broadway and is the Community Outreach Chair of the the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre Board of Directors, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Devon teaches two McLeod Technique dance classes a week in NYC and is the NYC Rehearsal Director and a First Company Soloist for the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre/Sean McLeod Dance Experience. Over the past several years Devon has acquired multiple levels of certification in McLeod Technique Modern, Reinforced Motor Function and MT Apparatus, and has travelled extensively internationally and in the US teaching and assisting in Workshops, Master Classes, and Teacher Certifications.

As a NYU Stern School of Business Bachelor of Science Degree candidate, she has earned over $150,000 in Scholarship support to date, including a Finish Line Grant that began just this year, one of the first to earn such a distinction. At NYU she works in the NYU Stern Undergraduate Office of Student Engagement, is a Stern Undergraduate Cohort Leadership Program Guide, was involved in Stern Net Impact, Investment Analysis Group, and was recently appointed Social Media Director of Stern Street Team. Devon is also the Vice Chair of the NYU 1831 Fund and a mentor for the NYU Stern Breakthrough Scholars program. She was invited by Dean Peter Henry to join the Stern School of Business Diversity and Inclusion Task Force that includes Stern Undergraduate and Graduate Deans, professors, and students to address the Schools forward thinking on Inclusion and Equity. She is also Co-Chair of the Stern Student Council Student Affairs Committee.

In 2009, Devon traveled with the Sean McLeod Dance Experience to England where she performed in “Roarin’ the 20’s" at the Haymarket Theatre, her international dance debut! Ms. McLeod subsequently traveled and performed with the company nationally to Wilmington, Delaware's Grand Theater and New York City's famed Symphony Space. In 2012, she toured to Winnipeg, MB for the Moving Inspirations Festival where they worked with Casimiro Nhussi, artistic director of NaFro Dance Productions, Zab Maboungou, founder of Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata and Kevin A. Ormsby, Artistic Director of KasheDance and performed at the Gas Station Arts Centre. In 2014, she was named the New York City Rehearsal Director for Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre and has since performed at Alvin Ailey's Joan Weill Center for Dance and toured to Germany and Italy. More recently Devon has traveled to Israel with NYU's MLK Scholars, spent a five-month tour studying and working in Prague, Czech Republic, and has traveled to Greece, Hungary, Vietnam, and more.