Award-winning contemporary choreographer and dance filmmaker, master teacher from NYC. Ballet, contemporary, modern dance. International ballet competitions.
David’s most acclaimed choreography, Five Variations on a Theme, was created for New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Joaquin De Luz. The work premiered as part of the acclaimed Kings of the Dance tour. It was performed to standing ovations in NYC, LA, London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Kiev, and Odessa. Other notable choreography commissions include pieces created for leading dancers of the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Kings of the Dance Tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, Youth America Grand Prix Gala Concert, and many others.
David is an award-winning filmmaker: his latest dance-on-film accomplishments include the Los Angeles Olympus Film Festival Award for Best Public Service Announcement. David’s award-winning short, Moving Though It — Phases of an Emergency Through Dance, uses a revolutionary approach of making a public service announcement through dance. Ideated and directed by David Fernandez, the project was commissioned and sponsored by the NYC Emergency Management and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
Other film festival achievements include:
Moving Through It; Official Selection Best Short Competitions, 2019;
White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Pants XXS, Director and Choreographer. The short premiered at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2012;
Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear, Director and Choreographer. Premiered at Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2007;
Icarus APR, Director and Choreographer. Premiered at Dance on Camera Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2009.