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JEFF DAVIS is a NYC-based artist, performer and choreographer. Jeff received a BA in dance from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. His choreography Hold to Release was selected to showcase at the American College Dance Festival in 2004. 

 He is currently the Artist Director of Glitter Kitty Productions. Choreographing Devil's Ballet at Triskelion Arts in Bklyn, DAS FESTHAUS for the Astoria Dance Festival, and King's Court at the Gershwin Hotel, NYC. Other recent works include Gifts From the Sea for Pittsburgh based dance company Attack Theatre, Dust Bath, a physical theater instillation at Governor’s Island Art Fair 2011, and Kurt Weill's Street Scene at Carnegie Mellon University. He has developed works forThe Pillow Project, Ion Sound Project, Ellsworth Arts Festival, Dreams of Hope and Pittsburgh Pride Festival

As a performer Jeff has toured internationally with John. J Zullo/Raw Movement and the Hudson Vagabond Puppets. National tour of the hit musical FOSSE! Pittsburgh CLO: West Side Story (Diesel), Oklahoma! (Dream Curly), Carousel, Tommy, and the Pirates of Penzance. Along with Musical Theater Jeff has performed in numerous productions with the Pittsburgh Opera and Quantum Theater including Aida, the Voluptuous Tango and Red Dust at the Andy Warhol Museum. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival in Unstuck by idiosynCrazy Productions, Van Gogh by Rebecca Davis Dance, and as a soloist with Kinetic Works Dance Co. in Charlotte, N.C. 

 Jeff was a company member with Attack Theatre, touring nationally and internationally. He has developed a unique style of partnering techniques, choreography and teaching methods for all levels of dancers. Leading classes and workshops at the CLO Academy, CAPA High School, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Gov. School, and Carnegie Mellon University. He currently lives in New York City, working and traveling as a puppeteer, choreographer and teacher.




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PRESS.
 
"This tiny hamlet boasts of an Ichabod Crane (Jeff Davis) who is a sweet prince in the making" 
                                                                                                  
                                                            - Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Friday, November 14, 2003
 
"Davis performed superhuman lifts behind the rising, and falling, tide of a blue silk cloth "pool." 
                                                                                                  
                                                                                             - Jane Vranish, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
 
"Jeff Davis offered nuanced portrayals to excellent original music"  
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                    - Mark Kanny, TRIBUNE-REVIEW 
 
 "A dramatically tight "Dream Ballet," strongly led by Jeff Davis!"   
                                                                                                  
                                                             - Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Thursday, June 21, 2007

 

"Jeff Davis expertly shouldering the initial rebellion and growth of the son's role"

                                                                                                         - Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 2008   

 

"The daring heart of "Carousel" is in the afterlife, danced with feeling by Christa Capone,

 with zesty support by Jeff Davis."

                                                                - Christopher Rawson, Philadelphia Post - Thursday, July 28, 2005

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