GAVIN STEWART (co-founder, composer, choreographer)
Originally from Tulsa, OK, started his training at Tulsa Youth Ballet and recieved his BFA from UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Gavin has danced professionally with Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company, Owen/Cox Dance Group, MOVE: the Company, Richmond Ballet II, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, and Company E. During his time with Company E, he performed regularly at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and worked extensively through the State Department touring as a Cultural Ambassador. These tours took him to Kazakhstan, Sweden, Turkmenistan, Russia, Cuba, Israel, Palestine, Azerbaijan, and Uruguay where he taught, performed, and choreographed contemporary dance. Gavin was the first Richmond Ballet II member to create new works for both Richmond Ballet and Richmond Ballet II, and he has also presented choreography at UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Virginia Commonwealth University, Wylliams/Henry
Contemporary Dance Company, Agora Dance, Velocity DC Dance Festival, McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival, and Company E.
After originating the score for Company E’s 2015 production of The Butterfly’s Burden, Gavin took a position as Composer-in-Residence with Company E. He has since created numerous original scores for the company, including full-length productions created in England, Palestine, Israel, and most recently for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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