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Biography:Dava Huesca is a performing artist, teacher, and choreographer currently based in New York City. She was a company member with VIM VIGOR for two years and has performed with Telfar TV, Yin Yue Dance Company, Jacolby Satterwhite, Johannes Weiland, Laja Martin, Maxine Doyle, Rena Butler, Sidra Bell, Damani Pompey, Christoph Wrinkler company, and Martha Graham Dance company.
In 2020, Dava started teaching and choreographing floor work based classes for university level students. She has set work for VIM VIGOR at Barnard College as well as taught regular classes at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of dance. Dava has been a guest floor work teacher for MOVE NYC, has set solo work on Peridance Certificate Program students, choreographed works for Yale University, and more. She was the first Springboard Danse Montreal nominated recipient of Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation AIR Founder’s Residency in 2021, as well as the first round of choreographic artists for Gallim’s Moving Women residency in 2020.
In 2020, she co-founded the interdisciplinary arts collective LLAB RATS. LLAB RATS seeks to practice art as activism for the benefit of Black folks. Through LLAB RATS she has performed and set works for Battery Dance Festival, CPR, Ciclo Dos, Purchase Dance company, Arts on Site, The Craft NYC, and POP UP NYC.
In 2019, Dava was recognized by the New York Times
and Dance Spirt magazine for the dance fashion
instagram page @issadancelook. She is a graduate of
SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, Fiorello
LaGuardia Arts High School, and two-time alumni of
Springboard Danse Montreal. She is a recipient of
the 2015 Desiree Kera’s from the Heart award.
In this Contemporary Floorwork class we will draw from acrobatics, martial arts, street dance, and partnering techniques to build dynamic physicality in and out of the floor. The floor will become our partner as we move through exercises and phrase work that emphasize strength, stability, and agility.