Gregory Dawson began his studies in Chicago at Ruth Page School of Ballet, then left for Southern Illinois to study ballet and Haitian dance with Katherine Dunham. He moved to San Francisco where he studied with Evelyn Schuert at Shawl-Anderson dance Studios and with Alonzo King at Dance Central. Mr. Dawson left for New York in 1982 to study and perform with Dance Theatre of Harlem. From 1983-1986 he danced with Theatre Ballet Canadien, returning to the Bay Area to perform with Oakland Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theater, Sacramento Ballet and the San Francisco Opera Ballet. Mr. Dawson joined LINES in 1987. He feels well prepared to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of young dancers.