DARRIUS STRONG is a Twin Cities based choreographer, dancer and educator whose creative work has been chosen for the Walker Arts Center Choreographers Evening, Rhythmically Speaking, The American College Dance Festival, The University of MN Dance Theater and was featured in the New Griots Festival at the Phoenix Theater, Minneapolis. Darrius has created works for Threads Dance Project, Flying Foot Forum, Alternative Motion Projects, St. Olaf College, Macalester College, Hamline University, St. Paul Conservatory Performing Arts, and many more high schools in Minnesota. He also shared two evenings of work titled "Ipseity" and more recently, "Access Granted". Strong served as a 2016 Sage award Panelist and developed his own dance company STRONGmovement in 2015.
He is now faculty at St. Paul Conservatory Performing Arts High School, TU Dance Center, and Eleve Performing Arts Center, where he focuses on teaching young dancers how to connect their identity to movement. Darrius is also a company member of Black Label Movement Dance Company.
He is interested in working with movers of all experience levels in hopes of developing a broader supportive community, creating and building his company STRONGmovement.
RESUMÉ + CHOREOGRAPHY REEL
Piece by Piece was created and selected for Minnesota Choreographers' Evening production at the Walker Art Center in 2014. This work explores 5 individuals and how they are effected by society norms. The relationship they have with each other is the product of society. "People are a product of Society"
Photos By: Galen Higgins