20 questions with Darren Devaney. Photo by Michael Slobodian.
20 questions with Darren Devaney. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

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.

Visit http://balletbc.com for more information on the Ballet BC 2014/2015 season.

20 Questions with Darren Devaney

1Your first job.

Zhukov Dance Theatre.

2The job you always wanted as a child.

Pretty sure I used to say fire truck.

3Your pet peeve.

Obnoxious mastication.

4Your hero.

Nathaniel from the Last of the Mohicans.

5Your biggest indulgence.


6One thing no one knows about you (and you’re willing to share).

I love mold.

7Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.

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

8The one word your best friend would use to describe you.


9If you were not a performer what would you be doing right now?

Rolling in my grave.

10Hero or villain.

I’m a Leo, so it’s gotta be hero.

11Your life’s motto/mantra.

Keep it in the moment.

Your favourite kind of dance (classical or contemporary).

Jose Limon’s Missa Brevis.

12The last movie you watched.

Grey Gardens.

13If you were a breakfast cereal what breakfast cereal would you be?


14What will it say on your grave marker?


15Who would you most like to have dinner with?


16Your idea of happiness.


17If you could go back in time, what would you tell your twenty year old self?

Your body is a temple my son.

18The one thing in your life that makes you most proud.

My growth.

19Pirouette or fouette?