Digital DayLab_ChoreoLab Edition

Digital DayLab, ChoreoLab Edition, DanceWorks Chicago’s version of a One-Day Workshop, is open to advanced/professional level dancers 15+ on the Zoom platform this summer. Join us for this DayLab_ChoreoLab Edition and immerse yourself in a professional environment geared to training, creating, sharing, and networking.

DanceWorks Chicago is excited to welcome Dexandro (D) Montalvo to lead this session!

Dexandro “D” Montalvo is a San Francisco-based Director, choreographer, dancer, and dance educator.

Born and raised in New York, Dexandro began dancing professionally at 14. After obtaining his BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College, he moved to San Francisco where he had the pleasure of working with many talented choreographers and companies. He retired from performing after working for Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company for six seasons.

His work has appeared in numerous music videos, television shows, and international venues and he has appeared on the MTV, BET, Telemundo and Fox networks. As a dance educator, Dexandro currently teaches at San Francisco Ballet, University of San Francisco (USF), Dominican University of California (LINES BFA Program) LINES Ballet Training Program & ODC Dance Commons. Dexandro also serves as Assistant Director and Rehearsal Master of ODC’s pre-professional teen company. He has also taught at many other schools including Stanford University, SUNY Purchase College and Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center.

As a choreographer and director, Dexandro has had the pleasure of dancing and setting works for many different companies, schools, and music videos. Some of Dexandro’s choreographic experience includes works on Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Liss Fain Dance Company, LINES Ballet Training Program/Summer Program, The Black Eyed Peas, DanceWorks Chicago, MINI (USA), Mini Amp Live, San Francisco Ballet School, Concept o4, Dance Mission’s Dance Brigade, Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Center, Cardinal Ballet, University of San Francisco Dance Ensemble, Marin School of the Arts, & the ODC Dance Jam (ODC’s teen pre-professional company).

In 2015, Dexandro “D” Montalvo became the Artistic Director of the contemporary ballet repertory company, Dance Theatre of San Francisco, after a year of being a resident choreographer. Under his leadership, Dance Theatre of San Francisco was nominated for four Isadora Duncan Awards in his premier season. DTSF won two of the four nominations including “Outstanding Choreography” for his new ballet, “Pent”. In addition to his awards with DTSF he was also the recipient of an Isadora Duncan Award for his choreography in “Art Behind Bars” in 2014 and also nominated for another award for the work he choreographed for the Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company “Impulse” in 2015. Dexandro served as Artistic Director of Dance Theatre of San Francisco from 2015-2018.


  • 10:45am, CHECK-IN and Informal NETWORKING
  • 11am-noon, CLASS: starting with a technical warmup in center followed by a shift of focus to athletic choreography that pulls from classical lines, new age contemporary and hip hop. D’s class focuses on developing technical, musical, and organic movers.
  • 12:05pm-1:35pm, REPERTOIRE: Dexandro’s contemporary dance movement is a unique blend of different stylistic forms.
  • 1:45pm-2pm, Let’s SHARE! Informal sharing open to family, friends, and supporters!
  • 2pm-2:30pm, Q & A with Dexandro and DanceWorks Chicago Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa

Join us for a DayLab and get your groove back this summer!

NO audition required!

FEE: $55

Interested in auditioning for Digital DanceForce (August 3-7) and/or ChoreoLab (August 10-14)? It’s easy! Simply attend this DayLab and let us know! QUESTIONS? Inquire with Dance360 Program Director Sara Bibik

Dance360 Digital DayLab Summer 2020 Registration is OPEN!

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