David Norsworthy

David Norsworthy, a Toronto-based dance artist and entrepreneur, graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in May 2013. Over the past few years, he has had the honour of dancing works of Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor and José Limón. He has been privileged to perform with Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (Toronto, Canada), Toronto Dance Theatre (Toronto, Canada), Camille A. Brown and Dancers (NY, USA), ZviDance (NY, USA), Jonah Bokaer (NY, USA), Brian Brooks (NY, USA), Dancenorth (Melbourne, Australia), Skånes Dansteater (Malmö, Sweden), Magma Dans (Stockholm, Sweden) and Andersson Dance (Stockholm, Sweden). He has recently presented his choreographic work at FRESH BLOOD (Toronto), Dumbo Dance Festival (New York) and Wave Rising Series (New York) as well as the Juilliard-in-Aiken Festival (South Carolina) and ArtPowersArusha (Tanzania). Recent choreographic projects include a new work for Lamondance (Vancouver), a creative process workshop with New Dialect (Nashville) and a site-specific work at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). He has been featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, Dance Canada Quarterly, The Dance Current and USA Today College. In June 2015, the New York Times described David as “intense… yet vulnerable… sensual and raw”. He is the founder of FRESH Dance Intensive, a touring dance workshop that bridges the gap between commercial and concert dance, and the co-founder of TOES FOR DANCE, an initiative to develop audiences for contemporary dance in Canada. He is the recipient of a 2016 Ontario Arts Council International Residency Grant and the Living Arts Centre’s 2016 Ron Lenyk Arts Award.