Dede Roan is a jazz vocalist and an educator. She received her BA from Harvard University, and then studied acting, movement and music at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in the UK. She has acted in numerous theater productions. Dede's roommates in New York, where she lived several years ago, played jazz albums all the times, as they created and produced jazz videos for artists like Art Blakey. Duke Ellington's music played throughout the large apartment that overlooked the Hudson on Riverside Drive. It was a magical environment. She has been influenced and inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Diana Krall, KD Lang, Jacques Brel and numerous others. Additionally Dede is inspired by French culture and film.
Recently she earned a Masters in educational leadership and currently works with high school students.