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Friday, June 14, 2024

20 questions with Darren Devaney

Meet Ballet BC dancer, Darren Devaney.

Meet Darren Devaney

A native of Edmonton Alberta, Darren Devaney attended the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. He then received his BFA in dance performance from The Boston Conservatory where, among others, he performed works by Tudor, Limon, and Sokolow. During this time, he also attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Springboard Montreal, and Arts Umbrella’s Summer Dance Intensive. Upon graduation, he moved to San Francisco to freelance as a member of Zhukov Dance Theater and Robert Moses’ Kin. In 2011, he was a guest artist with Ballet BC, performing both new creations and contemporary classics by choreographers Aszure Barton, Johan Inger, Emily Molnar, Medhi Walerski, Nicolo Fonte, Jacopo Godani and William Forsythe.

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20 Questions with Darren Devaney

Your first job.

Zhukov Dance Theatre.

The job you always wanted as a child.

Pretty sure I used to say fire truck.

Your pet peeve.

Obnoxious mastication.

Your hero.

Nathaniel from the Last of the Mohicans.

Your biggest indulgence.


One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I love mold.

Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

The internet, really good speakers and Gilbert (because he is resourceful).

The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?

Rolling in my grave.

Hero or villain.

I’m a Leo, so it’s gotta be hero.

Your life’s motto/mantra.

Keep it in the moment.

Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).

Jose Limon’s Missa Brevis.

The last movie you watched.

Grey Gardens.

If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?


What will it say on your grave marker?


Who would you most like to have dinner with?


Your idea of happiness.


If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

Your body is a temple my son.

The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My growth.

Pirouette or fouette?


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