Guest Artist for Dancing in Snow by Roderick George.
-] Dave x was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri. They began their dance training at age 14 with Best Dance and Talent Center under the direction of Ms. Judy Best Person. In 2017, Dave graduated from Central Visual Performing Arts High School. Dave is a recent graduate of California Institute of the Arts receiving a BFA in Dance. While attending California Institute of the Arts, Dave danced in works by Jiri Kylian, Merce Cunningham, Wayne McGregor, Peter Chu, Samuel Wentz, and Yusha-Marie Sorzano.
Dave began working professionally by doing commercial work in Los Angeles (music videos and small commercials). In 2018, Dave worked with platinum recording artist, Solange Knowles, in her interdisciplinary performance piece “Metronia (metatron’s cube).” Later that year, Dave received the opportunity to be a part of a creative process with the Paris Opera Ballet along with other professional freelance dancers for Longchamps 70th anniversary celebration. This performance was held at the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, France under the direction of Dimitri Chamblas. Within 2021, Dave has worked with choreographers: Johannes Wieland, Alice Klock and Florian Lochner (Flockworks), and Prince Lyons.
*Photos by Rafael Hernandez