Fredrick Davis

Roxey Ballet Company

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dallas Black Dance Theatre- Featured Artist

Roanoke Ballet Theatre- Guest Artist

Greensboro Ballet- Guest Artist

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet- Guest Artist

Dissonance Dance Theatre- Guest Artist

Ballet Tennessee- Principal Guest Artist

Ballet Tucson- Principal Guest Artist

At age 11, Davis’ first exposure to dance changed his life. In 1998, he was encouraged to audition for the Department of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Dance Alive program offered in collaboration with Ballet Tennessee. Despite a turbulent personal life, he found inspiration and support from instructors at Ballet Tennessee, Center for Creative Arts, his church family and a caring community. As a result of his determination and the support he received, he was invited to study at the prestigious Joffrey Ballet School. He attended summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theatre. He danced with the Roxey Ballet Company in New Jersey and eventually Dance Theatre of Harlem. While at Dance Theatre of Harlem, Davis danced in many roles including the male lead in New Bach, the Pas de Deux from Act III of Swan Lake, in Robert Garland’s Return, in George Balanchine’s Agon and Alvin Ailey’s The Lark Ascending. He performed Agon and The Lark Ascending with Dance Theatre of Harlem at Jacob’s Pillow Dance. After leaving Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2015, Davis participated in a Dance for America tour, was a featured artist with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, danced at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C., danced in the Donald McKayle Tribute in Irvine, California, and danced for the Indiana Ballet Theatre. As a freelance artist he has also performed with various ballet companies including Roanoke Ballet Theatre, Greensboro Ballet, San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet, and Dissonance Dance Theater. He is a principal guest artist at Ballet Tennessee and at Ballet Tucson. Davis returns to Chattanooga every summer as a guest artist in the Dance Alive program that first inspired his love of dance. He is featured in the film, From the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Fredrick Davis. The documentary was created by Ann Cater of PBS and was filmed by the Emmy Award-winning crew from WTCI.

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