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Thaddeus Davis

Thaddeus Davis was born in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the Co-Artistic Director of Wideman/Davis Dance with Tanya Davis since 2003. Davis earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Butler University in 1993 and his Master of Fine Arts from Hollins University/ADF in 2011.  He is currently on faculty as an Assistant Professor at The University of South Carolina. Davis continues to perform, research, choreograph, collaborate and teach. His current research explores the intersections of gender, class, race and technology thru an African American lens. His professional performance experience includes work with the following companies: Donald Byrd/The Group, Dance Theater of Harlem, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY Dance Galaxy, Indianapolis Ballet, Fukuoka City Ballet, and Atlanta Dance Theater.  Davis has received multiple honors and grants for his work including: a 2013 Map Fund Grant, Jerome Robins New Essential Works Grant, University of South Carolina Arts Institute, Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Reading/Dance Collaboration, Cultural Envoy to Portugal, U.S. State Department (2007), Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” (2002), New York Times Top ten dance Highlight of the season.