David Odenwelder


David Odenwelder is from Haverhill, Massachusetts and began studying dance at The Dance Works and New England Civic Ballet. Furthering his education, he received a B.F.A. in Ballet from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.  Prior to joining Alabama Ballet, David performed and toured throughout the United States with Cincinnati Ballet and Neos Dance Theatre. During his time with the Alabama Ballet, his performances have included the Roper in Agnes De Mille’s Rodeo, Painted Black in Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, the Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Gurn in La Sylphide: A Witch’s Revenge, Hilarian in Giselle, Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty and Bossa Nova in Blue Suede Shoes.  He has also been seen in Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room, Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, Sir Fredrick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden, George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Michael Fothergill’s Chiaroscuro and Roger Van Fleteren’s Statuesque. Other repertoire David has performed include the Principal Male in George Balanchine’s Pas de Dix set by Fredrick Franklin, Bonobo by Penny Saunders, and Lickety-Split by Alejandra Cerrudo. David is currently on faculty at Samford University, the Alabama Ballet School, and Director of the Alabama Ballet Tappers.

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