Chalvar Monteiro (Montclair, NJ) began his formal dance
training at Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing
Arts and went on to study at The Ailey School. He received
his BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase, where he performed
works by Merce Cunningham, Helen Pickett, Doug Varone,
Paul Taylor, Kevin Wynn, and Dianne McIntyre. Since
graduating, Mr. Monteiro has worked with Sidra Bell Dance
New York, Elisa Monte Dance, Keigwin + Company,
BODYTRAFFIC, and Abraham.In.Motion. He has assisted
Kyle Abraham in setting and creating work for Barnard
College, Princeton University, Emory University, Tisch
School of the Arts at NYU, Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, and Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature. Mr.
Monteiro was a member of Ailey II and joined the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater in 2015.