2021 AIR - Cycle 1 Founder's Residency
Springboard alumna 2018 & 2019
Dava Huesca, from New York City, graduated from SUNY Purchase conservatory of Dance with magna cum laude distinction in 2019. In 2015, she graduated second in the dance department from Fiorello LaGuardia Arts High School and was awarded Desire Keras Dancer from the Heart award. Shortly after her college graduation Dava joined VIM VIGOR Dance company. Dava’s performance experience also includes Stacey Pearl Dance project, Rena Butler, Hannah Gardner, Sidra Bell, Maxine Doyle, Manuel Vigoulle, and Martha Graham Dance Company, etc. Dava attended Springboard Danse Montréal for two consecutive years where she worked with MAZE dance company, Johannes Weiland, Vanessa Goodman, and VIM VIGOR dance company.
Dava is the curator for New York Times and Dance Spirit magazine cited Instagram @Issadancelook. Additionally, she is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts collective LLAB RATS. Through LLAB RATS, she has performed and set work for Battery Dance Festival, Ciclo Dos, Purchase Dance company, Arts on site, The Craft NYC and others. Dava has led LLAB RATS experience floorwork based classes at SUNY Purchase and Gibney dance, as well as, organized art-filled peaceful protests in New York City in solidarity with the Black Lives matter movement. Dava continues to educate, teaching modern, floor work, jazz funk, contemporary and gymnastics throughout the New York tri-state area. She hopes to spread her voice internationally through education and choreography.
Dava's headshot by Matthew W. Quigley