EDUCATOR

 

Intuition, history, culture, presence, awareness, rigor... these are words that excite me most in regards to helping people unearth and develop their skills as authentic story-tellers. I've had wonderful mentors over the course of my thirty-year career and am always thrilled to pass on what I've learned through a lens of empathy and resilience.

EDUCATOR

  • Curator and host of "Matinee to Z" - an online series of Musical Theater Master Classes offered in response to COVID in an effort to keep theatre-makers engaged and informed to support the AFC.

  • Producer and host of The AFC Master Class Series with guests inlcuding 2019 TONY Award winners Stephanie J. Block and Sergio Trujillo, plus Rob McClure, Chilina Kennedy and Allan Louis.

  • Education Director of Drayton Entertainment's Youth Musical Theatre Program

  • Adjunct Professor/ Advisor to Sheridan College, Randolph College, Fanshawe College, St Lawrence College

  • Theatre Sheridan, Guest Director/ Choreographer: Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, Crazy For You, A Day In Hollywood...   Choreographer: Orpheus In the Underworld, Half A Sixpence, The Pajama Game, On The Town Director: Crazy For You 

  • Stage Door Manor, NY Faculty: Director/ Choreographer: Another Openin’, Another Show, Chess, Anne Of Green Gables, 42nd St., Crazy For You, Mame and Meet Me In St Louis 

  • Showchoir Canada: Lead Adjudicator and Clinician

  • The Sullivan Singers Show Choir, Sullivan Illinois - Writer/ Choreographer National Disneyworld Show Choir Champions - 4 consecutive years

  • Etobicoke School For The Arts: Contributing Choreographer, Master Class Teacher and Audition Panelist: Seussical, Footloose, Anne Of Green Gables, Splash, Star-Crossed...

 

ADJUDICATOR | CLINICIAN

  • Dance Fuzion Convention Faculty; Arizona All State Show Choir Championships – Clinician; Show Choir Camps Of America; Steppin' Out, Butler College Kansas – Clinician; Mundelein High School, Chicago - Guest Choreographer; Dance Adjudicator:  D-Force, Triple Threat, Terpsichore Conventions, CDMA, Dance Manitoba - Festival Adjudicator; Gotta Sing Gotta Dance Performing Arts Academy, Vancouver, Faculty.

 

ADVOCATE

 

As a double, below-knee amputee, the only amputee to have performed on Broadway, David offers a unique perspective on disabled inclusion.

In January, 2020. David curated and moderated the first-ever disability inclusion panel at BroadwayCon in New York City to help advance the conversation and develop actionable steps to improve disabled representation in theatre. He is an Ambassador for the Shriners Hospital for Children and the War Amps of Canada's Child Amputee Program and for the last three years, has produced and performed in a fundraising concert in support of the CHAMP program.

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