"Dance That Feeds Your Soul"
Davis Contemporary Dance Company (Davis Dance) has been formed for charitable purposes with the intent of furthering dance education, and the art of concert dance. Davis Dance is a multicultural, world-class arts organization, whose mission is to enrich the lives of many through the powerful language of dance. Rooted in the disciplines of Contemporary Jazz Dance, but not limited by one style. Davis Dance will touch any audience at its core and elevate it to greater heights.
Our mission is to bring a greater awareness of dance to many diverse audiences, especially those who've never been exposed to the beauty of dance. Davis Dance will always be accessible to all people, over looking all economic and social standings. We will continue to broaden people’s horizons to dance, by using live performances, master classes, children’s workshops, lecture demonstrations, and collaborations with other great artists.
Our Artistic Team
Mr. Davis is also the Artistic Director for Denver School of the Arts Classical and Contemporary Pre-Professional Dance Program. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He has a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in dance from Western Illinois University (WIU). His dance training began at Lincoln Park High school in Chicago with Efe McWorter. He was a full scholarship student at the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre. At JHCDT he trained with Rodni Williams who introduced him to the Horton Technique. Mr. Davis was also a full scholarship student at the American Dance Festival, for two consecutive summers. At WIU he trained with Candice Winters-March, Heidi Clemmons, and Denise Breakfield. He also Co-Directed the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center Dance Troupe with Keesha Jackson and was a member of the University Dance Theatre.
He got his professional start with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company where he was mentored by Terrence Greene, and worked with the legendary artist Sherri "Sparkle" Williams. His journey then brought him to Denver, where he danced with the Cleo Parker-Robinson Dance Ensemble, where he danced for six years. He was a principal dancer and also served as Assistant Rehearsal Director for the company. While at CPRD he danced many lead roles and also worked and trained with many great teachers and choreographers such as Milton Myers, Donald Mckayle, Christopher Huggins, Marceline Freeman, Randy Brooks, and Susan Richardson just to name a few. He also danced with Moraporvida Contemporary Dance Company. His work as a Royal Caribbean Dancer/Dance Captain allowed him to dance and travel all over the world. He appeared in the Starz on Demand "I like the Way You Move" Halloween commercial in 2010. He recently choreographed the lyric video for Brazilian artist Paolo Meola's "Sweet Lie"
Mr. Davis’ teaching experience has been at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School, Academy of Colorado Ballet, the Academy of Classical Ballet, Manuel High School, Smokey Hill High School, Hannah Kahn’s Open Studio, and many other dance schools in Denver. He currently teaches at Denver Dance Center, Dance Kaleidoscope, and Danza Dance Academy. Internationally he has taught at the Professional Dance Studio in Novi Sad, Serbia. He has also was a international teacher and judge at the Novi Sad Dance Festival, in Novi Sad Serbia.
His musical theatre choreography credits are original productions at Wolf Theatre Academy (WTA) of Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserable, Legally Blonde, Man of La Mancha, Annie Get Your Gun, Rent, Grease, Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady, Mr. Davis has Co-Directed/Choreographed Thoroughly Modern Mille, Chicago , and Pippin with Reace Daniel at WTA, and choreographed Oklahoma for Golden High School. He's also choreographed for Denver Children's Theatre choreographing Rumpelstiltskin, Androcles and the Lion, ArtDog, and The Jungle Book.
Terrell has worked with Reformation Dance Company choreographing Night Run, and Human on the company Davis Dance. He also performed with Opera Colorado in their production of Aida.He recently Co-Directed and Choreographed Chicago at Denver School of the Arts.
Aubrey Klinger Fearns
Mrs. Fearns began her dance training under the tutelage of her grandmother Nan Klinger, and performed with the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet for ten seasons. Aubrey then spent three years at Point Park University graduating magna cum laude, earning her B.A. in dance performance. There she performed Myrta in Giselle, Rodeo and original works choreographed by Francis Patrelle, Jay Kirk, Nicholas Petrov, Ron Tassone, Melissa Barak, Erin Halloran, Peter Merz, and Andrew Blight.
Currently a free-lance dancer, teacher, and choreographer, Aubrey has worked throughout the country in both concert and commercial dance. Her performance and choreography credits include; Principle Dancer with Davis Contemporary Dance Company, Jacob Mora: Exhibit M, Chicago Improve Group: Octavarious, Apex Contemporary Dance Theater, Renegade Performance Group (NYC), Carnival! Choreographer’s Ball, Dance Chance Chicago, The Dayton Arts Project, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Welcome Yule!, and So You Think You Can Dance season 9. She also performed with Opera Colorado in their production of Aida. She also started in the lyric video for Brazilian artist Paolo Meola's "Sweet Lie"
Aubrey is currently a Resident Guest Artist teaching Ballet and Barr Fitness at Denver School of the Arts Classical and Contemporary Pro-Professional Dance Program,. Also choreograph sets choreography on DSA's Senior and Junior Dance Ensembles.
Rachael Harding has trained extensively in jazz, tap, modern, and ballet. She holds an MFA in dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BFA in dance and a BS in Business Management from the University of Arizona. She was a member of the Denver-based company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and served as Assistant Rehearsal Director.
Rachael toured the United States as a solo dancer with winds quintet, Imani Winds, in “Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot.” In Denver, Rachael has performed in the productions Nixon in China, The Pearl Fishers, Rusalka and Josephine with Opera Colorado. She has worked with Colorado based professional dance companies; Davis Contemporary Dance, Moraporvida, Interweave Dance Theatre, Kim Robards and New Breed Dance Company. She has had the pleasure to perform at notable venues; Apollo Theatre, Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center.
Rachael has been teaching dance for over twenty years to children and adults at the recreational, competitive and professional levels. She has taught master classes at Denver School of the Arts, Loughborough University (UK), University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Arizona, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School and at various dance studios throughout the Denver area. She taught and served as the Artistic Director for Denver Dance Starz for 19 years. She has set choreography professionally for Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Aspen Dance Connection and for Opera Colorado’s Rusalka, Aida and Josephine productions. Rachael is very excited to bring her passion for teaching young dancers to the Denver area with Miss Rachael’s Dance in its 5th season.