Wayne David is the curricular head of Jazz Dance and an alumnus of The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA where he celebrates over three decades of teaching dance. He has been an ambassador for the arts and culture for over forty years. Mr. Wayne (as he is known to many) is well known for his ability to teach many levels from pre-school to professional. He has taught master classes nationally and internationally for universities, colleges, public school systems, new arts initiatives projects, summer and winter intensives, art organizations, professional dance companies, theatre repertory, community-based programs, after school programs, inner-city dance camps, grass-roots programs, professional cheerleaders teams and performing arts schools.
Wayne has served as artistic director, program coordinator, choreographer, national competition judge, coach, mentor, facilitator and speaker for dance panels and conferences, artistic advisor and on the board of directors for many art institutions. He has choreographed for concert dance, musical theatre, commercial productions and art and entertainment venues throughout his career. His professional choreography has been seen around the world. Most recently David has set works in Liverpool, London, and Chile. He has received numerous honors for his efforts, including the Louis Beitzel Award for Distinguished Teachers, The Cultures Build Communities Ground Award, The Independence Foundation Cross-Cultural Movement and Grounds Arts Fellowship Award, The Pennsylvania Humanities Council Fellowship Award and The Faculty Award for the Unwavering Commitment to Dance Education. In 2015 David was inducted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the first and only charter at an arts university.
The City Council of Philadelphia and The House of Representatives Commonwealth of Pennsylvania honored and recognized Wayne David with citations for his well-deserved recognitions; proudly notes his exemplary record of service and contributions, in keeping with the highest ideals on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on October 15, 2019.