Devon McLeod is an arts and consulting professional who holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from New York University Stern School of Business. She was a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar, President’s Service Award Winner, and John Stevenson Leadership and Community Building Award Winner. Currently Devon is the National Director of the New York Institute of Dance & Education Inc and Reaching For Higher Ground Consulting, as well as the Associate Producer of the New York Dance Festival and the Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival. She also is the Associate of Major Gifts and Development at the New York City Ballet. Devon is the New York 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 and Reinforced Motor Function, and has travelled extensively internationally and in the USA teaching and assisting in Workshops, Master Classes, and Teacher Certifications. She has also worked on Broadway, as a Production Assistant on the Tony Award winning Once the Musical.
Devon is a Board Member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, a 501c3 non-profit organization. She was the Vice Chair of the NYU 1831 Fund, helping lead the fund from 20% senior class participation rate to 50% in just one year. 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 continues to work with the administration at NYU Stern to advise on matters of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is a founding member of the Queens New York Hub of Global Shapers, an organization of people under 30 who work with the World Economic Forum to bring change to their communities and the world.
Devon has traveled the world with Kaleidoscope Dance Theatre, Sean McLeod Dance Experience, and New York University including London, Prague, Vietnam, Cuba, and Israel. Since her professional international debut at the age of 12, she has performed at venues such as Symphony Space and Alvin Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City, the Haymarket Theatre in London, and Stage Internazionale Di Danza in Valdagno, Italy.