Photo by Zoe Litaker from Devils En Pointe Annual Showcase 2018

Photo by Zoe Litaker from Devils En Pointe Annual Showcase 2018

Our Purpose

Devils en Pointe (DEP) is Duke's premiere student-run ballet company. DEP serves to bridge the gap between the Duke Dance Program faculty and Duke University's ballet students. The company is a supplement to the Duke Dance Program, which offers a dance major and minor, ballet and pointe classes, and performance opportunities. Learn more about the Duke Dance Program here

DEP trains and showcases dancers with a strong technical background, develops the artistry of ballerinas so that they may grow as performers, provides community service performance and teaching opportunities, and allows students to utilize the diverse set of skills required to manage and direct a company, beyond a classroom and studio setting. 

Our Story

DEP was founded in 2013 by Noelani Ho (T'17), Nicolena Farias-Eisner (T'17), Haylee Levin (T'17), and Stephanie Joe (T'16). DEP is committed to fostering a nurturing environment for all ballerinas at Duke to learn, perform, and share ballet. We create both new works as well as drawing upon existing choreography from classical and contemporary repertoire. 

Executive Board

President: Ellie Pasquale (T’19)

  • Vice President: Kyra McDonald (P'21)

Artistic Director: SarahAnne Perel (T'20)

  • Performance Coordinator: Jill Suprenant (T'21)

Marketing Director: Lilly Blanchard (T'19)

  • Head of Social Media: Lavonne Hoang (T'21)

  • Graphic Designer : Natalie Ecanow (T'21)

  • Social Chair: Kyra McDonald (P’21)

Treasurer: Julia Kemper (T'19)

  • Vice Treasurer: Sabrina Qi (P’20)