Dazaun Soleyn, artistic director of dazaun.dance, graduated as the University of South Florida’s Outstanding Graduate with a BFA in Modern Dance Performance and Choreography. Upon graduation Dazaun was accepted as a Trainee at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program (LBTP).
His teaching credits include the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, University of South Florida, Cal-State University East Bay, Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program, Gibney Dance Center, America Ballet School, Dance Mission Theater, and ODC Commons. In addition Dazaun is a Dance Adjunct Professor for the University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Program.
With an intention to creating holistic art that aims to illuminate the dynamic fullness of the human soul, Dazaun has been actively presenting work in the Bay Area since the Fall of 2014. His work has been shared at Dance Mission Theater, Shawl Anderson Dance Center, Laney College, the University of San Francisco Studio Theater, Z Space, the Joe Goode Annex, Red Poppy House, Florence Schwimley Little Theater in Berkeley, and ODC Theater.
Dazaun has also been commissioned to create works on the Oakland Ballet Company, The Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, and the University of San Francisco Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. In the Fall of 2017 Dazaun received a CA$H grant to present his first evening-length work entitled, "existence."
photo credit: Stephen Texeira