Gregory Dawson

Gregory P. Dawson, former LINES Ballet dancer, received his BA from St. Mary’s College. In 2007, he formed dawsondancesf (ddsf) as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision. Shortly thereafter he created "which light in the sky is us" for Company C Contemporary Ballet (nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for choreography) and became the Assistant Director of the California State Summer School of the Arts' Dance Department in Southern California. In the Fall of 2011, Dawson become the Artistic Director of Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver, Colorado (formerly David Taylor Dance), where the Denver Post named him "the best choreographer in Denver." Soon after, Dawson received a CHIME grant, partnering him with choreographic mentor Elizabeth Streb for one year. In September 2013, dawsondancesf re-established its presence in San Francisco with the world premiere of "fabricca matterasso d'argento" at Zaccho Dance Theatre. Following this, Dawson created "birds eye view" (a collaboration with Richard Howell Quintet) for the 2014 Black Choreographer's Festival, which received an Isadora Duncan Award in 2015. ddsf also presented "MONOCHROME" at the Ban7 Festival 2014 in San Francisco. In Fall of 2014, Dawson premiered "in this moment with Richard Howell". The Zellerbach Foundation funded ddsf's next premiere "intrinsic motion project." In the Spring of 2015, ddsf premiered Intima produced by Al'myra Communication which collaborated with Ali Kaf (visuals) and Ashraf Kateb (music). dawsondancesf made its debut in New York City in the Fall of 2014 at Baruch College, with a return in September 25-27 of 2015. In the Summer of 2015, ddsf completed the 5th week residency at CSSSA's summer intensive at Cal Arts where Dawson is assistant to the Chair. Dawson currently teaches and choreographs for all the LINES Ballet Education Programs.

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