Born and raised in New Haven, CT, Deron was introduced to dance in Middle School by a dance teacher who made it fun and creative. Deron attended ECA and graduated from Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School. Deron then went on to study at the Ailey School in Manhattan where he focused on Ballet and Modern Dance technique classes. Deron currently works for the Board of Education, teaching Dance Theory and Movement at Edgewood Magnet School. As well as teaching, he is a choreographer and a stage assistant to Jamie Kane, Director of Edgewood After School Drama Program. For over 20 years, Deron has been designing and implementing critical thinking training programs for youth. The youth program, Survivin’ N Da Hood, trains youth to train their peers in life skills in Connecticut and New York.