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Devanand Janki

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Unlock Your Acting Potential with Dev

Join Dev and Unlock Your Acting Potential

Dive into the world of acting with Devanand Janki, an award-winning director, choreographer, and educator with a global reputation. Known for his work on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and international stages, Dev's vast experience and prestigious teaching credentials from institutions like Stella Adler School of Acting, University of Michigan, and Yale, among others, set the stage for unparalleled one-on-one coaching sessions.

Open to All Ages:
Embark on your acting journey, whether you're aiming for your first role or a significant breakthrough in theatre, film, or TV.

College Audition Preparation Specialist:
Craft your audition to secure a spot at your dream school with Dev's expert guidance.

Professional Actor Advancement:
Elevate your career to new heights with specialized coaching for professional actors. Dev offers tailored sessions to refine your technique, expand your repertoire, and enhance your performance skills. Stay competitive and relevant in the ever-evolving industry.

Flexible Learning Options:
Choose from private lessons and masterclasses available in person, or connect with Dev via Skype/FaceTime for a convenient online experience.

Experience the Difference:
Under Dev’s mentorship, join the elite ranks of successful actors. With limited availability, each student receives personalized focus.

Transform Your Acting Journey:
Reach out for details and reserve your spot. It's time to become the actor you've always aspired to be!

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B.D. Wong

“Dev has an educator's passion and he shoulders the weight of "passing the torch" with a great, joyful sense of responsibility. He is incredibly intuitive and will masterfully identify both a student's assets and their challenges with great insight and observational skill. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the material that can best serve any given student and he is so fun to teach with because he's extremely intelligent, perceptive, clear, articulate, sensitive, serious in intention but light hearted of spirit, and so skilled. I always feel that he cares deeply and that he particularly loves to unlock a student's sometimes hidden potential as if it was a mysterious puzzle.

BD WONG - Actor, Director, Writer - Tony Award Winner - Best Actor M. Butterfly - Jurassic Park, Law & Order SVU.


“As a Director, Dev Janki approaches his projects with a caring global lens. As a collaborator, he is a dream. As a coach he creates rooms and spaces you want to explore your craft in. His years on all sides of the business are such an asset to the way he teaches his students. Passion is paramount and you will find that out the minute you set foot in his room.“

ROBIN CARUS - Casting Director - Broadway, TV & Film 


”Devanand brings his decades of experience working alongside the some of the greatest Broadway stars EVER (From Chita to Idina to Norm to Sutton) to coach you to be your absolute best. And he does it all with his signature wit and kindness!”

SETH RUDETSKY - SiriusXM Broadway Host 


“Dev Janki has been a friend, creative partner, and artistic influence throughout my 30 year career in the theater. He is singular in his ability to spot a performer’s special sauce and pair it with the right material. Equal parts exacting old school coach and enthusiastic cheerleader, he remains one of my favorite collaborators.”

ANDRÉA BURNS - Actor/ Educator - Drama Desk Award Winner - In The Heights, On Your Feet!, The Notebook 


“If you could be varsity at theater, Dev Janki would be. He just gets it. He knows how to direct and guide with insight, skill and knowledge based on a breadth of experience, but also with love, understanding, and fun. I wish he’d coach me through everything, quite honestly.”

ANIKA LARSEN - Actor, Director, Writer - Tony Nominee - Beautiful, Xanadu, Rent 


“Devanand is not only a remarkable human and an immensely talented artist but also a generous & passionate director & teacher. Having a brilliant background in dance as well, he also knows exactly how to stage a show meticulously & brilliantly. But it is his humanity and empathy that make him a great coach. Dev really cares about the work and the craft and has a deep respect for what we do and that is beautiful to be a part of.”

MAURICIO MARTINEZ - Broadway Actor - On Your Feet! 


“Working with Dev has always been a wonderful, expansive experience for me. Always positive and upbeat, Dev inspires his actors to be bold, raise the stakes as high as possible, and challenge our boundaries beyond anything we thought possible. Dev provides a safe space for actors to experiment fearlessly while guiding us to the deepest, most compelling level of truth we can find.”

MARC DELACRUZ - Actor - Hamilton, If/Then 


“Dev is a director with a strong point of view, wildly imaginative mind, and great sense of play. He knows how to collaborate with actors in order to bring out the performance that he envisioned while also allowing the actor to bring their unique perspective and lived experience to the performance. Not only does he lead with expertise, but he also leads with love.”

JONATHAN BURKE - Actor - Choir Boy, The Inheritance, Tuck Everlasting, TV: Harlem 


“Dev leads with kindness, empathy, years of experience and a knack for wringing honesty and electricity out of an actor’s performance. My work has always found such nuance when shaped by his hands. A chance to work with him- on any material- is one I’d never pass up.”

NIK WALKER - Actor - Spamalot, Rent. Ain’t to Proud 


“Dev was the first person in the industry who encouraged me to pursue musical theater! While I was already a trained actor, I never thought of musical theater as something I could do professionally. He helped me further develop my singing abilities and discover the power voice & acting has together. His gentle guidance, and ability to coach me on how to find the depth and layers of each song as it pertained to me was incredibly helpful. More importantly, his love for the art came through and was fun working with him!”

NINA DAVULURI - Actor/Singer/Producer - Miss America 2014 


“Coaching with Dev is an absolute gift as an actor! As a director, choreographer, and artist, his approach to the material is so unique and informative. He constantly inspires me to be more specific, dig deeper, and examine the scene from angles I would have never thought of on my own. His words and guidance stay with me and guide me whenever I’m working.“

SHERZ ALETAHA - Actor/Singer - Merrily We Roll Along 


“I’ve had the privilege of performing with Dev as a fellow actor and also be directed by him. Because he’s an actor, he acutely knows exactly what it is we do and how we do it, and as a director, he knows how to get to the heart of the material and how to communicate that to his cast — which is a gift in itself. His insight, knowledge, skill, and craft are invaluable to any performer.”

ORVILLE MENDOZA - Actor - Drama Desk Nominee - Peter and the Starcatcher, Pacific Overtures, Miss Saigon, Road Show.