Debbie Devine has many years of dance experience beginning as a student, demonstrator, competitive dancer, choreographer, performer, teacher and now starting her new role as Owner/Director of Wildwood Dance & Arts. She has been with WDA for the past nine years and has instilled a love and passion for dance in her students. Dancing since the age of three, she knew by the age of five that dance was her life’s dream—performing and eventually owning a dance studio to share all that she has learned (and continues to learn). A 2006 graduate of Oklahoma City University with a bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance, Debbie has not only been a performer and competitor in the dance world, but has always made time to teach and pass on to others her love for dance. While in college she performed as a member of OCU’s premier dance company, American Spirit Dance Company, under the direction of Jo Rowan. She studied tap under the late Robert Reed, musical theatre with Lara Teeter, and has taken many classes with different instructors in New York. However, some of her best teachers have been her students. She has performed in a variety of productions throughout the country including Dino’s Christmas Show in Branson, Missouri; “Fixin’ to Rain” in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Show Choir Camps of America; Walt Disneyworld; National American Miss pageants; and “My One and Only” at STAGES in St.Louis. In addition to performing, Debbie currently serves as a choreographer for the National American Miss Pageant system, Marquette High School’s show choir, Center Stage, and other show choirs in the area. Debbie was a level 7/8 gymnast before focusing entirely on dance. At WDA she teaches all ages and levels of dance, voice, drama, and acro and founded Marquis Productions (classes focusing on musical theatre). She continues to study and learn all she can by attending conferences, workshops, etc.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Patrick, they just welcomed their first little dancer into the world—Sutton Belle.
Live. Always do what you love.