Devi has studied classical dance since she was a small child, as well as having been a competitive swimmer and gymnast. She has also been in theatre performance from a very young age, working on several musicals including The Wizard of Oz & Grease.
After graduating high school at 16, Devi began working in her father’s company, T.I.G.E.R.S, The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. She worked as an animal trainer, host and production coordinator on live shows at Butterfly Pavilion in Myrtle Beach, SC and at Jungle Island in Miami, FL. She has also worked as the production coordinator for the Myrtle Beach Safari, a 3 hour interactive animal experience at the T.I.G.E.R.S Preserve and at various times performed in Tale of the Tiger at the King Richard’s Renaissance Faire in Carver, MA.
In addition to dancing, acting, singing and animal training, Devi has studied various forms of fire performance, and began training as an aerialist in 2013, specializing in Aerial Silks, she also performs on Aerial Hoop and Rope. In 2016 she graduated with her B.A. in Drama & Dance from the University of Virginia with Honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
After a stint hosting the Wild Encounters Show at Jungle Island in Miami, FL, Devi has gone on to study with Gravity Circus in the UK, having completed their professional aerial training course. She continues to innovate her aerial performances, seeking to create original aerial theatre. The project currently closest to her heart is working on developing aerial adaptations of Shakespeare’s works.