Ballerina Turned Broker: Get to Know Deirdre DeVita
Real estate broker Deirdre DeVita has always been on her toes. Years of dance practice paid off at age 19, when she got her first big break and joined the Alabama Ballet. But the New York native missed her hometown, where she returned for the next 15 years, leaping from the New York City Opera to the Metropolitan Opera and the Connecticut Ballet.
When the time came to hang up her pointe shoes, she turned to a passion that had been ignited long before, during the hunt for her first New York apartment. “Real estate is addictive,” says DeVita, who relocated to the Hamptons in 2004 and worked at Brown Harris Stevens before switching dance partners to Sotheby’s International Realty this spring. “It’s a no-excuses environment, just like performing. Both require independence, professionalism, and persistence.”
With the Hamptons as her stage now, DeVita is all about the dance of real estate.