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Devin Fulton

is the founder, producer and artistic director of Dev Dance Theater. Dance has been her greatest source of passion since the tender age of 3. She was a founding member of LA Contemporary Dance Company, and performed with State Street Ballet, Plexus Dance Theatre, the WB’s networks show Angel, 4 American Apparel commercials, a featured role in A Soldiers Tale with the world renowned Montreal Symphony at the Broad Theater, Edge Performing Arts Scholarship Program, Joseph Allen Decker Dance Company, and Commonality Dance Company. She choreographed and creative directed two music videos for hip-hop artist Samson  (Just For Now & Walk Slow) and dance films ZINGDEED & I Fell From Heaven & You Didn't Even Care…projects she choreographed, creative directed, and co-produced. All which can be found on YouTube. Additionally, Devin was the founder and artistic director of The Pin-Down Girls from 2008-2014. The company’s performance credits include a debut at the Playboy mansion, the Rooftop Bar at The Standard Hotel, a private event for Dr. Jerry Buss, (owner of the L.A. Lakers) the Coverboys, (from the Philippines) USA Tour, countless fashion shows, and sold out productions in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. They were also voted Best Dance Company of Ventura County two years in a row. She was the choreographer for Colbie Caillat's "Hold On" music video, (Vevo) Caught A Ghost's music video for 'Get Your life"...a companion piece to the film "Dear White People", and "King and Queens" music video for New Zealand pop star, Brooke Frazier.  She founded Dev Dance Theater in 2017, and has self produced many evening length works since. Devin is represented by The Movement Talent Agency. She cannot wait for you to experience her latest work “Just As The Moon Comes”.

Natasha Emilia Heeszel

aka HEASZL is Dev Dance Theater's co-producer. She is a lifelong artist and former wildlife biologist from south Los Angeles county.  Both art and nature began to speak profoundly to her at a very young age, causing her to passionately pursue and defend every topic imaginable within.  By middle school she was creating paintings, collage, and comics, highlighting issues regarding the environment and humanity.  Upon deciding what to study in college, she could hardly choose between the arts and natural sciences, so she decided once again, to do both. Forever intrigued by the process, she has explored just about every artistic realm.  To date, she is actively involved in visual arts, film making, production design, art direction, music, writing, and acting.  She would absolutely love nothing more than to continue these pursuits, and will work tirelessly and passionately to create beauty that might help the world to be a better place.

Océane McCord

Océane McCord was born in California where she began her studies at Idyllwild Arts Academy.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Cornish College of the Arts, in Seattle, WA.  She joined Cornish Dance Theater where she performed works by Donald Byrd, David Dorfman, Lynn Simonson, Wade Madsen, amongst others.  She moved to NYC in 2004 and joined Pucci Plus Dancers.  In 2006, she joined Shen Wei Dance Arts touring internationally to Europe, Asia, Mexico, Canada and around the U.S.A. She performed at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow and the Spoleto Festival.  In 2008, Océane danced with AMDaT, under the direction of Andrea Haenggi, The Only Tribe, directed by Peter Kyle, Infinity Dance Theater, directed by Kitty Lunn and Forward Motion Theater with Eric Dunlap and Holly Daggers. She can be seen in the short film, “The Great Dance Wars” directed by Gail Conrad. Her choreography “You just me” was performed at Dance New Amsterdam and Green Space in NYC.  IN 2010, she moved to Paris performing at Le Grand Palais, Le Pompidou, St. Ouen Gallery, Ethiopique Festival in Bayonne, and The Tunnels in London with the music group Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.  Océane moved to Ojai in 2013 after having her daughter. She sculpts and is a certified Pilates Instructor who teaches locally. Oceane joined Dev Dance Theater in 2020, and adores the loving and warm environment in which we create art together.

Sacheen Swan

grew up performing music, theatre, and dance in her small Northern Minnesota hometown. She went on to earn a BFA in Dance at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), studying with dance faculty that included Shapiro & Smith, Erin Thompson, Paula Mann, and Cathy Young, as well as numerous guest artists. After graduation, Sacheen relocated to Nashville where she performed with Epiphany Dance Company and Évolution Danse, along with appearances on television and in music videos. Eventually moving west to California, Sacheen performed with Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre and Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers. Her performing career took her from go-go dancing in Prince’s former Minneapolis nightclub, to contemporary performances in San Francisco, to dancing in a crumbling former Soviet army residence in Dresden, Germany. Sacheen is honored to have spent the past 13 years dancing with Devin Fulton and performing with Dev Dance Theater. She is thrilled to join the cast for this production of Just As The Moon Comes.

Olivia Valdellon

is a founding member of Dev Dance Theater, starting in 2017. She is from Oxnard, California and grew up dancing hip-hop and jazz. Over the years, she grew an interest in different styles of dance, such as jazz funk, contemporary, burlesque, and salsa. Her spark and love for contemporary dance started when she took her first class with Devin. After that fateful day, she has been in enthralled by this style of work. Her credits include: performing and touring with world champion salsa dancer, Abel Pena, Omambo Dance Company, and the De’Lish Dames. Dev Dance Theaters “Just As The Moon Comes”, “Drift”, “An Indefinite Duration”, and “Is It Art?” …a site specific work at the Ventura Museum, Namba Performing Arts Shows “Duets” and “The Launch”, LA Salsa Congress, Delaney Gibson’s music video “La Di Da” and Samson Szakacsy’s music video “Walk Slow. Outside of dance, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, and is finishing her studies in nursing. She is thrilled to share her heart with you tonight in “Just As The Moon Comes”!

Chereese Mackey

is an acupuncturist and mother who has spent the last 20 years creating art through dance. Her love of dance began at 3 years old, when her mom bought her her first pair of tap shoes. That love quickly evolved every time she was introduced to new dance styles. Chereese has been fortunate to travel the world while performing for Sesame Street, on cruise ships, and as a magician’s assistant. Her other credits include Daft Punk, Target, Debbie Allen, Billboard Music Awards, Colbie Caillat, and Dance Dance Revolution. Performing in Devin’s productions via The Pin-Down Girls and Dev Dance Theater for the past 14 years, has been one of her career highlights. Her shows are always innovative and thought- provoking. It’s a privilege to perform “Just as the Moon Comes” for a second time.

Brittney Nevison

grew up in Ventura, California until moving to New York to study under Broadway Dance Center’s Internship program. There she performed for B.E.T.’s the Mo’Nique Show, Madonna’s Material Girl fashion line launch at Macy’s, and Glamour magazine’s Flash Mob at Bryant Park. Brittney moved back to California to pursue her Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Performing Arts with an emphasis in Dance. She is featured in music videos including, Caught a Ghost’s “Get Your Life”, Colbie Caillat’s “Hold On”, and Samson Szakacsy’s “Walk Slow”. She has choreographed for local colleges and high schools including, Santa Barbara City College’s Collective Showcase and CSUCI’s spring production of Motown, Nordhoff High School and Ventura High School. Brittney is thankful for the constant support from her husband, Hector, and her boy baby, Cruz. She is a founding member of Dev Dance Theater since 2014, and is grateful for the continued experience of working with Devin and the company.

Adelaine Diaz

started dancing at age 10, and joined the hip hop crew Natural St8 by age 13. She continued with hip hip and joined other crews such at Ruse and 951G’s. Adelaine was the Breakdance co-captain in high school. While dancing with Ruse, she competed in Urban Street Jam and received 2nd place in the trio division. She trained consistently in other styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, modern, and contemporary, and joined the Repertory Dance Company in college. Adelaine choreographed and danced in an AFI film titled “Unheard” by Sydney Barfield in 2019. Her piece titled “Aito” was chosen for the Repertory company to take to American College Dance Association in March of 2020. Adelaine choreographs and teaches at various studios in the LA area, and finds it important to keep training as well under her mentors, as her professional career continues to blossom. She was so excited to be brought on as a company member of Dev Dance Theater in 2020 for “Drift”, and is thrilled to present choreography and dance in “Just As The Moon Comes”.

Shannon Daum

lives in North Carolina. She started pole dancing three years ago at a club in SC, and is mostly self taught. She has her pole set up in her home where she keeps a daily dance practice, and teaches pole classes for her local community. Shannon has fallen in love with the art of pole and believes that it is magic and medicine for our minds and bodies. Shannon loves watching the gleam in the eyes of someone who gets on the pole for the first time and realizes they can fly. Outside of dancing Shannon is an herbalist and ceramics artist.. Shannon has collaborated in several different dance and art performances, and was recently cast in Indigo De Souza’s music video “HOLD U”. This will be her second time dancing in “Just As The Moon Comes” and she cannot wait for everyone to experience this incredible story as it unfolds. 

Ashley Kay

is a Los Angeles native who started dancing at the age of 13. She continued her dance studies throughout college where she has also been able to present choreographed work at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica. While taking a hiatus from her college studies she started pole dancing in  2019 and soon fell in love with it. She currently teaches pole and has had the opportunity to perform in various shows and venues throughout the Los Angeles area. Her current focus is exploring fierce sensuality and soft fragility through movement on and off the pole. She is thrilled to be dancing in “Just As The Moon Comes”, once again and to be sharing her artistry through pole with you all.

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