Studio and Conservatory Ballet
A native of upstate New York, Devin Sweet began his dance training with the Fokine Ballet Company at the age of 4. He holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. During his 4 years at UNCSA, he performed works by world renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine's "Serenade," Jerome Robbins' "Fanfare," and Sir Fredrick Ashton's "Les Patineurs." He was selected to perform at the Guggenheim museum in New York City where he performed August Bournonville's "Jockey Dance." He was trained and coached for these roles by the expert faculty at UNCSA including Ethan Stiefel, Melissa Hayden, Warren Conover, Frank Smith, Gyula Pandi, Christine Spizzo, and Fanchon Cordell. His other instructors include Gillian Murphy, Damian Woetzel, Johan Kobborg, Kat Wildish and Slawomir Wozniak. As a professional, Devin has danced both contemporary and ballet companies and performing as a freelance artist across the East Coast.Devin started teaching in 2010 and has since been an active faculty member and guest instructor at schools throughout Virginia and North Carolina. His students have gone on to study with Richmond Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, and many more. In addition to his B.F.A. he also is acrobatic arts certified.