Choreographer, dancer, and master teacher David Fernandez will be honored during a program entitled Some Dance Company, featuring performances by dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and other New York companies.
The program takes place February 27 at 7pm at El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), New York City.
Born in Mexico City, Fernandez began his training at the Centro de Arte y Ballet. In 1989 he was awarded a scholarship to study at Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, later joining the company and winning the Jeffrey Mildenstein Award. While studying at the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre he began choreographing, and his work has been featured in festivals and competitions nationwide, including the Youth America Grand Prix, the Jackson Competition, and the New York International Choreographers Festival.
Fernandez, who teaches for the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, Scarsdale [NY] Ballet Studio, and Westport [CN] Academy, has also created works for the Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble and New York City Ballet principal Joaquin de Luz.
Tickets are $25, $50, and $100 (includes a donation to Career Transition for Dancers) and can be purchased at www.davidferndance.com.