Writer, Singer, Actor, Coach, Director, Producer
Award-winning screenwriter, children’s television writer, and children’s book author Dev Ross has been writing and performing for adults and children for over thirty years. She has received the following awards - The Action in Children’s Television Award, the Dramalogue Award for Best New Musical Children’s Play, an Emmy for her writing work at Disney, and the prestigious Humanitas Award for excellence in screenwriting. Dev has written family films and television for Disney, ABC, FOX, Universal, TLC, The Discovery Channel, AG Interactive, Scholastic, HIT Entertainment, and PBS. She’s written over a dozen published children’s books for the WE BOTH READ book series and worked extensively in story development for Fonda Films. Dev was Artistic Director, writer, actor for the Emmy Award Winning Twelfth Night Repertory Company, a tri-city educational touring theatre, Artistic Director and actor for the Educational Theater Company (ETC), an educational touring theatrical company targeting youth at risk. Dev also wrote and performed on the Emmy winning PBS children’s TV series TNRC Presents, toured extensively across the United States doing Theatre for Young Audiences. Locally Dev is the co-founder of Sedona Youth Theatre and half of the “The Two Lucy's" along with her creative partner Shondra Jepperson writing, producing and starring in original murder mysteries and their original musicals Hot Flashes On the Trail, Striptease Falcon and Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails.
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Coach, Director, Producer.
Award winning songwriter, Shondra is an Alumni of the Juilliard School of Drama with extensive experience in the entertainment business. Along with leads in comedic, dramatic and musical theatre and voice over work for radio and television, she has performed her own concerts in showrooms in Reno, Las Vegas and throughout southern California, including on popular cruise ships and Sea World.
Her music video Greed Incorporated won Finalist in the 2020 World Music & Independent Film Festival in Virginia, 2019 Semi-Finalist Bob Fosse Award in Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards and Winner of an American Tracks Music Award for Best Metal Song 2019. It was also an Official Selection in 2020 Sedona Film Festival, 2020 RockFest in Studio City, 2019 Artist’s Forum Film Festival in New York, LA Music Video Awards, Audio Shoot Unsigned International Film & Music Video Festival in Wexford, Ireland, Wide Screen Film Festival in Las Vegas, Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival and Best Music Video in Utah Music Video Awards.
Her songwriting catalogue includes songs in musicals she and Dev have coproduced, Weird Detention, Hot Flashes on the Trail, Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails, Delta Dental’s, The Mouth Project. She has composed theme songs for Cancervive’s Gilda Radner Award show Laugh for Life, Keep Sedona Beautiful, Walking Free Against Sex Trafficking and The Humane Society and the Humane Society. She is co-founder of Sedona Youth Theatre, half of the entertainment team Tom & Shondra and one of the three Dynamite Divas who perform throughout the USA. She is a master coach with students who’ve won scholarships to drama conservatories, singing contests and pageants. Shondra served as 2018-19 President of NAWBO Sedona Verde Valley and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Jack Jamesen Memorial Park, Sedona Historical Society and Sisterhood Connection Foundation. Her awards for community service include Arizona Foundation's 2017 Community Collaborator of the Year Award, NAWBO 2017 Community Involvement Award, PWG’s 2012 You Make a Difference Award, Good Morning Sedona Special Achievement Award and the prestigious AZ Foundation’s 2013 Spirit of Sedona Award Business Benefactor of the Year.