Michael De’VonCo-Director, Artistic Passion & Purpose

Image: Portrait of Michael De'Von, c/o Michael De'Von


Michael De’Von was born in Newark, NJ on February 11, 1986. He grew up in East Orange, NJ.

In his elementary years he took up vocal training with Jean L. James of the East Orange school district.

Freshman year of high school he met and studied music under CeCe Rogers at Newark Tech High School of Newark,NJ and later transitioned back to the East Orange school district to then be a part of the East Orange Gospel Choir under the direction of Dr. Fredrick Williams.

After graduating from East Orange Campus High School, Michael studied at Essex County College in Newark, NJ.

While in college Michael became clear on his passion for the fashion industry and dove full-on into becoming a professional hairstylist. With a clear idea of his passion, Michael enrolled in Concorde School of beauty known now as Empire Beauty School in Bloomfield, NJ. In 2007,

Michael became a licensed hairstylist. As his career took shape, Michael’s entrepreneurial spirit began to shine through. He owned and opened his   own beauty salon in East Orange,NJ  which became a staple in the community.

As Michael’s career grew he was blessed to work on sets and work personally on several celebrities from Gladys Knight, Isis King, Tiffany Haddish, etc..etc. He later expanded his work to include wardrobe styling.

Michael is in love with musicianship, a lover of poetry, has a keen sense of style which grew from his love of fashion, painting, photography, videography, and dance which is how Artistic Passion and Purpose was birthed. He always says if there isn’t a platform available for you..CREATE YOUR OWN.

Michael is an honest and hard-working man who takes pride in everything he creates and takes part in. He is Art.