Darwin Black

Oakland Ballet
Sacramento Ballet (2007-2010)

About - DARWIN BLACKDarwin Black of Newark, New Jersey started his dancing at the age of 16. In 2006, he graduated from Newark Arts High School under the direction of Ronnie D. Carney and Kim Richardson. Darwin furthered his training under Nancy Turano with the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble. After a year of training at Alvin Ailey American Dance as a Fellowship Student under the Oprah Winfrey Scholarship, he began his professional career with the Miami Contemporary Dance Company, performing repertory by Ray Sullivan. Darwin later joined The Sacramento Ballet, performing ballets by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Trey McIntyre and Matthew Neenan, to name a few. After three years with The Sacramento Ballet, he joined Pascal Rioult Dance Theater, dancing and touring throughout the United States. Mr. Black danced as a freelance artist for Alaska Dance Theatre, Lustig Dance Theatre, Montgomery Ballet and Nimbus Dance Works, and he toured throughout Europe with Momix. Darwin later joined TU Dance under the leadership of Toni-Pierce Sands & Uri Sands. For four seasons he danced World premiere works by Uri Sands, Francesca Harper, Kyle Abraham, Gioconda Barbuto, and Katrin Hall.

Darwin is spreading his wings into Choreography. His first Original work by the Saint Paul Ballet “OFF THE BASE” premiered at The Cowles Center March of 2017 . October of 2017 he Premiered “N.L.I.F” (Never Live In Fear) for Minnesota Dance Theatre. Darwin is currently performing original works by David Taylor, Zikr Dance Ensemble, on a six city tour. He will also be touring with John Lehrer Dance on a upcoming five city tour.

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Darwin Black

Madison Ballet Welcomes Visiting Artist Darwin Black | Madison365See also:

Madison Ballet Welcomes Visiting Artist Darwin Black, Madison 365
Alumni Update: Darwin Black Gives Back at TU Dance, NJTE
Gallery: Syracuse City Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’, Daily Orange

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Mr Darwin Black showing some Move Across the Floor work at the 2019 TDE Wichita Intensive Mini Showcase


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