David Neumann

David Neumann is an American choreographer, dancer and actor. He is known for his magnetic energy and his charismatic performances. He was born in 1965 in Paris and then grew up in New Jersey. He was infatuated with movement from a young age and had incredible energy as a child. He describes the particular problems this posed for his parents saying that they devised a “weird bungee cord kind of harness thing, so whenever I got a good burst of speed, I would always return to where I started. I was very, very active as a kid.” Neumann eventually used this energy into dance. He was part of his high school’s dance company and experimented with popular dance forms in clubs and informal performance spaces. He eventually went on to perform with the late club legend Willi Ninja, well known for his appearance in the film Paris is Burning. Neumann went on to study theater at SUNY Purchase, while continuing to dance. He first started working with Doug Elkins during that time. He went on to be a founding member of the Doug Elkins Dance Company and he worked with them for eight years.


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