David Fernandez is a choreographer and dance coach based in New York City. His choreographies feature an enchanting mix of Baroque and Contemporary. David's most acclaimed piece—Five Variations on a Theme—was created for New York City Ballet's principal dancer Joaquin De Luz. The work was performed as part of the Kings of the Dance program, premiering in the Ukraine in November 2008. It was subsequently performed all over the world—NYC, LA, London, Paris, Rome, and Moscow—and remains one of Joaquin De Luz’s favorite pieces to perform.
Other notable commissions include pieces choreographed for leading dancers of the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, as well as the Kings of the Dance Tour, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble, and Youth America Grand Prix Gala Concert.
David is a skilled competition choreographer, known for creating works that emphasize students' strengths while meeting all of the judges' requirements.
In April 2015 Liam Boswell won a Gold Medal of the Youth America Grand Prix competing with David's choreography La Primavera. In 2014 David’s piece Under and Around created for Florrie Geller and performed at the Youth America Grand Prix helped her win the first Gillian Murphy Endowed Scholarship.
"When I’m working with young dancers—whether setting a ballet or choreographing a solo for a competition—I focus on making the rehearsal period a positive experience. It is important that aspiring dancers enjoy rehearsal time, look forward to coming to the studio, and remain excited about the performance."
One of David's trademark pieces, the 14 minute long White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Pants choreographed to J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D Allegro. In April 2014 White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Pants—XXS was performed in New York City at the Some Dance Company—Encore! Benefit for Career Transition for Dancers. Also in 2014 David’s choreography to Bach Cantatas premiered at Manhattan’s Saint Peter’s Church accompanied by a live chorus and magnificent live organ.
David’s most recent project, the original series New York Duets, started with a magnetic and technically challenging piece choreographed for Ask La Cour, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, and Lloyd Knight, principal dancer of Martha Graham Dance Company.
When David isn’t choreographing creating new works for Ballet Hispanico or Brooklyn Ballet, or searching for new music and sources of inspiration, he teaches and experiments with new movements at several NYC and CT schools. He spends his summers teaching ballet intensives at several classical ballet and contemporary companies in both the United States and Mexico.