Mr. David Barbour has been an avid mover since birth and started exploring classical dance at the age of six. His early instruction began in Colorado at the local parks and recreation program Aurora Dance Arts. As his interest grew, David became enamored with modern styles at Denver Contemporary Dance. At the age of fifteen he was accepted to the prestigious fine arts high school Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. After two years of intense study Mr. Barbour graduated with a Fine Arts Award from the director of the dance program. He then went on to train at the Joffrey /New School BFA program under the tutelage of master teachers Rebecca Wright, Trinette Singleton, Eleanor D’Antuono, and David Howard.
David ‘s professional career spanned over ten years having danced with two Colorado companies, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Ballet Nouveau Colorado. With Aspen, he had the pleasure of originating roles in ballets by such luminary choreographers as Nicolo Fonte, David Parsons, Moses Pendleton, and Jacapo Godani. David also danced in works by Septime Weber, Dominique Dumais, Trey McIntyre, Paul Taylor, and Twyla Tharp. During Mr. Barbour’s tenure with Ballet Nouveau Colorado, he danced in creations by Garret Ammon, Mark Godden, Ma Cong, and Alex Ketley. Additionally, David was part of the ensemble that helped Ballet Nouveau Colorado earn Dance Magazine’s esteemed “25 to Watch”
Mr. Barbour has taught and choreographed throughout the US. His works on various schools and companies have been joyously received throughout Colorado. He has also been the Associate Artistic Director for Colorado Conservatory of Dance. David has found great joy in teaching dancers how to express themselves through movement, and learning how to be better dancers and people.