Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Her choreography has been presented throughout New York City, including at the Joyce Theater, E-Moves 17 dance series, The Dance Enthusiast “Moving Caribbean in NYC,” the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Roulette, and the Inception to Exhibition Dance Festival, as well as in Berkeley (CA), Portland (OR), Tampa (FL), and Kingston, Jamaica. Fearon has collaborated with internationally renowned poet Patricia Smith, multi-reedist Mike McGinnis, fashion photographer Nigel HoSang, and interdisciplinary artists André M. Zachery and Deborah Castillo. She has received awards for the creation of new work from the BCA, Groundworks Hudson Valley and she was most recently commissioned by Harlem Stage to create “Water, Thirst & Storm.” Fearon was recently a featured performing artist in “Platform 2016: the skeleton architecture, or the future of our world's” curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa at Danspace (2017 Bessie nomination), and was recognized by prominent dance writers Wendy Perron and Charmaine Warren as one of the best and most memorable performers of 2015.
Fearon is a member of the Joyce Theater's prestigious Young Leaders Circle Artist Commit and a two-time recipient of the AOP Fellowship from the Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), as well as the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) BRIO Fellowship. She is a member of Pentacle's ART Program, which provides her a mentor and administrator for two years, and has been featured in The Village Voice and The New Yorker. In 2017, Fearon was delected to be a part of the 2017 DanceMotion USA Professional Development Follow-on Program. Fearon received a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BFA from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance. In addition, since 2005 Fearon has performed performed and taught around the world with the Stephen Petronio Company, and at times staged company repertory. In addition, she has performed with Daniel Ezralow, Forces of Nature, Ballet Noir, Darrell Robinson, and Ballet International Africans.
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