Dava Huesca is a performing artist, teacher, and choreographer currently based in New York City. She has worked as a company member with VIM//VIGOR for two years and has performed with Telfar TV, Yin Yue Dance Company, Johannes Weiland, Laja Martin, Maxine Doyle, Rena Butler, Christoph Wrinkler, Sidra Bell, Damani Pompey, Martha Graham Dance company, and more. She is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts collective LLAB Rats. Founded in 2020, LLAB RATS seeks to practice art as activism for the benefit of Black folks. Through LLAB RATS she has performed and set works for the Battery Dance Festival, CPR, Ciclo Dos, Purchase Dance company, Arts on Site, The Craft NYC, and POP UP NYC. She teaches regular classes at Barnard, SUNY Purchase, Gibney Dance, Peridance, and for The Playground. She curates the Instagram page @Issadancelook, featured in the New York Times and Dance Spirit magazine. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Dance, Fiorello LaGuardia Arts High School, and two-time alumni of Springboard Danse Montreal. She is a recipient of the 2015 Desiree Kara’s from the Heart award and was the first initiated Springboard nominee recipient of Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation AIR Founder’s Residency in 2021.

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