Faculty Profile Marinda Davis

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    Marinda Davis

    Marinda Davis



    Originally from Florida, Marinda’s dance training began at the young age of two. Between her training at Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy, Blake High School of the Arts & regional musical theater, it was during these pivotal years that Davis' signature style gained its eclectic roots. Touring with conventions from age 15, it was on the circuit that Davis began to spread her wings working as assistant to Gus Giordano, Frank Hatchett, Ray Leeper, Dennis Caspary, & Lisa Allain. At 18, Marinda relocated to NY to attend Marymount Manhattan College on scholarship where she obtained a BA in Dance & Musical Theater minor. Simultaneously, she trained extensively at BDC studying with her mentor, Sheila Barker. Marinda danced professionally with Sting, 98 Degrees, & was a founding & principal dancer for Anthony Morigerato's, AMDP, NY. Choreographing for the world's top studios & known as an inspiring, life changing teacher, you’ll often find Marinda on the convention circuit inspiring countless dancers. Marinda is the artistic director of her company, marInspired ; the storytellers, founded in 2009. She’s presented work at the Joyce, YCF, Club Jeté & The Giving Tree. In 2010, Dance.com recognized her as a Top 10 Young American Choreographer 25 & Under. Marinda is on faculty at EDGE, BDC, Peridance & WILD. She’s the choreographer for Starpower's Power Pak & resident choreographer for Marked Dance Project. She recently choreographed Frankie Z’s videos, Hello & Faith. Now based in LA, Marinda was nominated for her 2nd Capezio ACE Award in 2015 & received 2nd runner up & funding for UNbreakable, the company’s 2nd full length show. They previewed at Dancerpalooza & premiered their full show at the El Portal in 2016. In 2017, Marinda brought UNbreakable to NY’s Symphony Space. In late 2017, Marinda choreographed a piece for Dancing With The Stars' finale starring Julianne Hough. Marinda’s powerful story and choreography was the subject of the Emmy Award Winning docuseries, My Last Days on the CW. Last summer, her company, marInspired and her choreography was heavily featured on Season 2 of NBC’s World of Dance. She was the Executive Choreographer for Season 10 of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. This year, Marinda was commissioned to set work on Giordano Dance Chicago. “Flickers” World Premiered in March at The Harris and opened to rave reviews.

    Class Description:

    An eclectic compilation of modern, jazz, ballet, and street styles with a heavy emphasis on musicality, lyric interpretation, and storytelling, Marinda's advanced contemporary class both challenges and stretches the human body, mind, and soul. Her movement is known as both fearless and bold while also being athletically, technically, and artistically challenging. While maintaining a warm, safe environment, Marinda requests work ethic, focus, risk, passion, clarity, and attention to detail while encouraging the utmost support of one another. Come with an open heart ready to learn, work, give, sweat, and share.

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