Devi Master is a Musical Theatre Director for the Dance Arts Conservatory Broadway Stars Minis Program. She has a Bachelor Degree in English from the University at Stony Brook and a Master Degree in Education with a focus on Early Childhood Development from C.W. Post. She has over 30 years of experience working with children of all ages from infants to high school as an educator, mentor and social worker. Devi and her husband Jake have four amazing and talented children and as a family they have been featured in several TV commercials. Even their dog Bitty was featured as “Toto” in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s print advertisements.
Devi’s passion for theatre and dance started in high school and continued through college where she was a member of thespian society and dance team. She studied vocals for several years with Cathy Jean Giordano and was offered opportunities to perform at Carnegie Hall. This passion for theatre, dance and music was rekindled and continued over the years as her own children have also discovered a love for the Performing Arts. She has been involved for the past 10 years in all of her children’s productions in varying capacities including serving as makeup artist and costume designer. Devi has found that she is happiest when she is either working back stage or in front of the stage as a director and not so much on the stage as a performer because her true passion is teaching and working with children.
As a teacher she used music, movement and art throughout the day and found it to be a highly effective method of teaching concepts and kept the children engaged and interested in learning. She coached Cheerleading for Pop Warner Royal Palm Beach Wildcats for 3 years and continues to serve as the director and choreographer for C.A.S. T (Children’s Acting Singing Troupe), an organization that raises money for local charities in Palm Beach County. Her ultimate goal is to have her students feel a sense of pride in their work, progress and accomplishments and gain overall confidence. “There are so many valuable skills they can gain form musical theatre that will serve them well beyond the stage”.