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DARYL FOSTER

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Daryl L. Foster stands poised to enter his third decade as a creative individual expressing his gifts through the art of dance. Over the last two decades Mr. Foster has been blessed to bring forth his gifts as a dancer, choreographer, administrator, and scholar. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama where his journey began at the University of Alabama as a Dance and English major. 

 

As a student he received scholarships for study at The American Dance Festival at Duke University, Harvard Summer Dance, The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and the American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. He began his performing career with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company as a dancer with DCDC2, and continued as a dancer in musical theater, and concert dance before exploring career paths as an instructor with various companies including American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive. He went on to receive his Masters Degree in Fine Art from The Florida State University where he focused in Choreography and Performance. 

 

He  moved to Atlanta Georgia in 2006 where he began his academic career as a lecturer in dance at Kennesaw State University, Spelman College, Agnes Scott College, and The University of Georgia. In 2010 Mr. Foster founded and directed LIFT, an organization dedicated to presenting the choreography, and performance of men of color based in the Atlanta area. In 2011 he founded EMERGING: A New Choreographers Workshop dedicated to nurturing new choreographers in the craft of choreography while having their work mentored, and fully produced. He is a published writer, and is currently serving as a regular dance contributor to the Georgia Voice.