Devin Richey was born in Michigan and hails from the small town of Milford – growing up amongst the trees, lakes, snow, and potholes. He found his love of movement after accidentally finding himself in an all-boys’ hip hop class as a kid. Today, Devin is a New York City based performer, choreographer, educator, director, and musician having earned a BFA in Commercial Dance from Pace University, with dual concentrations in Choreography and Pedagogy. His strength lies in his versatility, having trained extensively in ballet, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, tap, and more. Alongside these, he is also a NASM-certified personal trainer, founder of Human’s Playground, and guest movement coach for the Olympic training program at the International Skating Academy.
Devin started working professionally while studying in school, and upon graduating continued to dance his way through projects ranging from commercial, concert, immersive, musical theatre, and on camera. Recent performances include Phish’s NYE “Best Gag Ever” at MSG, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jon Rua’s West Side Story (A-Rab), Dance Lab NY, Steven Blandino’s Bridesmaids: A Dance Narrative, and originating Brent in the immersive-disco show We Are Here, directed by Steven Hoggett. Other credits include; Ludo’s Broken Bride (NYMF), RWS Entertainment, Saudade (Journey Lab), NYFW Berenik A/W’17, Cats and Anything Goes (summer stock), feature film My Dead Boyfriend, TFFJ Gala ’19 (for Theresa Stone, Luam), with LLMoves at the United Nations, Carnival NYC, and as a pregnant twerking teletubby with the Falzone Family Circus at Burning Man ‘18.
Currently, Devin is performing freelance in both commercial and concert projects; choreographing for studios, festivals, showcases, and on camera; educating throughout the Tri-State area; and continuing to train and session with other dancers in the community. He is furthering his pursuit of fitness and wellness education, writing a full length dance-play based on the music of My Chemical Romance, and developing plans for a Human’s Playground reboot. In his free time he likes to hike, read, write, jam on the drums, listen to live music, play RPG games, and create improv dance videos.
“Acknowledge, affirm, breathe… release, trust, give, love, and be.”