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A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Xavier DeMar is a New York based dancer, performing artist, choreographer and dance educator. Xavier began dancing at an early age as a member of his family’s West African drum and danced company, Xangue. After beginning to train in classical ballet at the age of 12, he was afforded a scholarship to attend Jordan Collage Academy of Dance, an affiliate of Butler University. Shortly after graduating from Broad Ripple High School, he began his professional career with The Georgia Ballet, where he performed lead roles in Sleepy Hollow and the company’s Nutcracker Suite. Xavier has danced and choreographed for various dance companies and organizations, including Dance Canvas, The Atlanta Dance Connection, and Proia Dance Project. He has performed the works of noted choreographers Alexander Proia, Becca Shade, Allyne Gartrell, Lonny Davis, Tracey Vogt, and Richard A. Freeman, Jr. As a choreographer, Xavier loves pushing artistic boundaries and sharing his gifts with his students. He has created works for Atlanta Dance Connection, Gibson Repertory Ensemble, Gotta Dance Contemporary, and AREA | Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts. He currently serves as the Co-Director of TranscenDANCE Summer Intensive, where he oversees the ballet/jazz training program and serves as a resident choreographer. Xavier has been teaching dance for nearly 10 years in many dance studios, colleges, community centers and after school programs. Xavier recently moved to New York City to fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time performing artist and choreographer.