Virtual Ballet Class and Q&A

Fredrick Davis

An online Ballet class with special guest Fredrick Davis from the U.S.

Fredrick will be teaching a Russian Method class that is open to professional or tertiary level dancers. The class will run for one hour and be followed by a Q&A. 

This class is an essential event in the Ka Awatea line up for any dancer. Fredrick is passionate about working with dancers to engage the correct muscles to take on corrections and improve their technique. 

Watch Fred's incredible story in this documentary, From the Streets to the Stage, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S0ZfKHq_FI

 

To join the class on Zoom please email residentproducer@tempo.co.nz for the special link. 

 

date:
31st October
time:
From 10am on 31st October
venue:
Social
duration:
1.5 hours

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Chattanooga, TN, Fredrick began his training as a full scholarship recipient with Ballet Tennessee.

Mr. Davis was accepted by Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble to have the privilege to work with Arthur Mitchell and then was promoted Company member under direction of Virginia Johnson dancing numerous such as the "Pas de Deux" from George Balanchine' s Agon, the "Pas de Deux" from Alvin Aliey's Lark Ascending, "The Male Duet" from Ulysses Dove's Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, the "Pas de Deux" from Darrell Grand Montre's Vessels, Christopher Huggins "Pas de Trios" In The Mirror of Mind, "Four Men's Variation" from Freddie Franklin's Pas de Dix of Raymonda and Donald Byrd's Contested Space.

 

He has performed with Dance Theatre of Harlem company on National and International tours, and was also a U.S. Ambassador for Dance Theatre of Harlem in Kingston, Jamaica, St.Thomas, and Honduras. Performed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, has been a guest artist for Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Donald McKayle honors performance in Irvine, CA, The Kennedy Center and Honors in DC, The Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA, danced the "Pas de Deux" with Emiko Flanagan from George Balanchine's ballet Agon for Wendy Whelan's documentary private presentation of "The Restless Creature" and has performed for Arthur Mitchell's DTH Vision Gala with Ashley Murphy (Washington Ballet) alongside with Misty Copeland (ABT) and Matthew Prescott (International Freelance Artist).

 

Mr. Davis was a Guest Principal dancer with Ballet Tuscon casted in roles as The Sugarplum Fairy Cavalier in the "The Nutcracker" Don Quixote 3rd Act Grand Pas Deux, Balcony Pas de Deux in "Romeo and Juliet" and Solor in Kingdom of Shades from "La Bayadere."

 

Just recently Fredrick has signed a contract to join as Guest Artist for the New Jersey Ballet Company. 

 

Fredrick has a documentary by WTCI-PBS production from Chattanooga, TN based on his life being homeless child on the street to transcend to be a world class ballet dancer. "From the streets to the stage the Journey of Fredrick Davis" that also won an Emmy last January at the 31st Midsouth Regional Awards.

 

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freddie327/

 

 

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