Dawson is a well trained and experienced actor, with diverse talent and capabilities. Dawson found his passion for acting and performing at the early age of 10 years old and immediately began shooting for the stars. His training began in DFW, Texas, with years of formal acting classes geared for the stage, studying several major techniques. Simultaneously, Dawson began performing and building experience across Texas stages. Dawson continued training in styles of Traditional, Contemporary, Realism, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Dramatic, Comedic, and more. He also continued to perform on stage in well-known plays and musicals, as well as on-screen, building his experience of film acting.
He is currently continuing his education at Texas State University, and working in the Austin and DFW, TX areas.
Dawson was originally led into dancing by his Mom when he was 8 years old. He joined his first show choir and dance company and began building his commercial dance foundation, performing all over Texas, and on camera. Dawson continued his training, gathering knowledge and expertise. He branched into musical theatre, working as a performer with principal and featured dancer credits. He also worked as a dance captain and co-choreographer for several productions, and has received awards and honors for his dance ability. He specializes in commercial dance, with advanced training in ballet, several styles of jazz, contemporary/modern, hip-hop, and more. Beyond performing, he has experience in choreographing and teaching dance as well. He is currently pursuing his BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Texas State University and will graduate in 2021.
Texas state dance - Bfa performance
Dawson will be choreographing and performing in the texas state dance BFA 2020 virtual performance this fall.
details coming soon!
As a director and choreographer, I am always drawn to a compelling story. I have always been inspired by live theatre and because of that, I now specialize in Dance Theatre - blending the dance art we know and love with extra elements of theatricality. I believe in expanding upon the narrative traditions that have been in place since the birth of entertainment and expression.
In my work, I aim to create a deep connection between dancers and music. I create dance as an embodiment of music- as a personification of rhythm and melody.
My goal as a choreographer is to craft and articulate new worlds on stage. My work is often backed by a strong storyboard, sometimes inspired by real-life events, and sometimes completely imagined. I am fascinated by the power of imagination, and formulating new worlds from only dust and ideas.
I draw from all styles of dance. With traditional backgrounds in ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and more, I mix the styles of dance like chemicals until I find the right compound to match the vision. My work will always include extra performative elements to compliment the vision. These could be dialogue, voiceover, narration, live singing, live music, original music, extravagant costumes and makeup, special effects, and anything else out there that can be mixed with my art.
I believe in cultivating a learning and performance space of dedication, challenge, growth, creativity, community, commitment, and enjoyment.
bobcat dance theatre
Dawson is currently serving as the
executive artistic director of the
bobcat dance theatre company on campus
at texas state university.
check the bdt website to see the 2020 season!
Dawson is QUALIFIED TO OFFER a range of choreographic services
SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSION INCLUDE:
MUSICAL THEATRE STYLE ENSEMBLE
MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION
DANCE REVUE / CABARET
DANCE TEAM PREP
THESE SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED USING ANY STYLE OF DANCE
please reach out for more information!
I am an experienced director, instructor, and choreographer, with values based in encouragement, accountability, professionality, strong technique, and character development. I teach numerous dance styles, with an emphasis on musicality, dynamics, and story-telling.
As your instructor, I will:
Promote an inclusive, and unconditionally supportive atmosphere
Help my students find their identity as an artist and performer.
Make sure you unlock your greatest potential.
As my student, you will:
Learn the values of self-accountability and self-reliance
Be able to depend on me, while learning to depend on yourself.
In my classroom, you will:
Be free to make artistic choices.
Be challenged to perform at the top of your game.
Create a supportive environment where you can thrive with your peers and share inspiration.
When you leave my class, you will:
Know how you can individually impact our world.
Feel like a professional artist.
Be prepared for any audition.
Know your worth and know you belong.
Use your greatness for good.
Dawson is QUALIFIED TO OFFER a range of TEACHING services
courses AVAILABLE TO TEACH INCLUDE:
acting for young audiences
Voice and Diction
advanced musical theatre jazz
advanced commercial jazz
business of dance