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David Justin

Formerly a Principal Dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), a Soloist with San Francisco Ballet (SFB) and Boston Ballet, David has toured extensively across the globe performing at Lincoln Center, NY, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Paris Opera, Paris as well as major houses in Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and South Africa. His repertoire is vast, spanning many eras and genres of dance. He has performed principal roles from many of the classics; Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Copellia, La Fille Mal Garde, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and others; to the Champion Roper in Agnes DeMille's Rodeo, and the Husband in Robins' The Concert, Pulcinella in Caniparoli's Pulcinella, King Arthur in Bintley's Arthur, and Gaveston in Edward II.  David has also been privileged to dance Principal roles in many 20th century choreographers' masterpieces including the works of Balanchine, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Stanton Welsh, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, Hans Van Manen, Kenneth MacMillan, Paul Taylor and William Forsythe among many more. David’s dancing has been described as “alluring and mercurial,” “polished,” “brilliant,” and “fearless.”

David’s critically acclaimed choreography has been performed at the Kennedy Center, in Greece, at the Edinburgh Festival, and in New York City; and described as “surprising,” “poetic,” “almost obsessively cohesive," “emotionally expressive,” “athletic,” “intelligent,” and “inventive.”  His choreography has been supported by the National Choreographic Institute (NYCB), Dance Gallery NYC, Ballet Builders, American College Dance Association, International Choreographer’s Showcase, and several universities including the University of Texas at Austin.  David has created works on dancers from New York City Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Oregon Ballet Theatre and others.   He has also choreographed children’s works for the Commonwealth Games, and the Lord Mayor of London Parade in the United Kingdom.  This year David will choreograph three new works and remount two others including Dvorak’s Rusalka with the Lyric Opera of  Kansas City.

In 2005, David founded the American Repertory Ensemble, an Austin, TX based contemporary classical ballet and chamber music group devoted to creating new works presented with recognized masterpieces including the choreography of Balanchine, Wheeldon, Kudelka, and Caniparoli, among others.  ARE has also attracted some of the finest dancers in the United States including Tina Leblanc and Joan Boada, Misa Kuranaga, Griff Braun, Kathy Martuza, Gabor Kapin, Victoria Jaini, Temur Suluashvili, John Welker and Christine Winkler. 

As a master teacher, David is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Curriculum and travels regularly as a guest teacher to work with ballet companies and schools including Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Royal Ballet School of London, and Salzburg International Ballet Academy among others.

David holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.  He is an