David Claps, a New Jersey native, is a graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Business Administration. While in attendance, David performed repertory by numerous choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Lar Lubovitch, and Paul Taylor, and performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in Memoria during their annual New York City Center Season. Additionally, David had the privilege to study Ohad Naharin’s “gaga” movement language and repertoire at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. He has worked professionally with Kazuko Hirabayahi Dance Theater, ZviDance (apprentice), Exit 12 Dance Company and Ballet Theater Company of CT, among others. David has also performed and presented choreography throughout Central America with JUNTOS Collective. Furthermore, David serves as the Director of Fiscal Services at Pentacle/Danceworks, Inc. where his client roster includes notable companies such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet and L.A. Dance Project.