ABOUT  davidson

Davidson Hegglin Farias was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where he trained at the Ana Araujo Ballet School. He later became a company member of the Cia de dança de São José dos Campos, which ignited his professional dance career. After a two-year position with Cisne Negro Companhia de Dança, one of the most highly critiqued and world-class dance companies in Brazil, with international tours to Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile. He was then invited to participate in a project with the choreographer Mauricio de Oliveira at the Companhia de dança Siameses in São Paulo. Davidson won high accolades in a number of large dance competitions in Brazil and represented his country at the Youth America Grand Prix in the United States. 


In 2009 he joined Tanz Luzerner Theater in Switzerland as a Soloist dancer, performing over 50 original creations, world-class premieres and touring company performances in Belgrade, the Holland Dance Festival and Antwerp by choreographers such as: Patrick Delcroix, George Reischl, Ken Ossola, Kinsun Chan, Jochen Heckmann, Andre Mesquita, Felix Landerer, Cayetano Soto, Maurice Causey, Stijn Celis, Lukáš Timulak, Fernando Melo, (La Fura dels Baus) Sandra Marín Garcia, Andonis Foniadakis, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and Didy Veldman, amongst others. And interpreted roles like Romeo in Romeo & Juliet by Matjash Mrozewski, and Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty by Stijn Celis.


Davidson furthered his choreographic talent by showcasing new creations using the sold-out productions of Dancemakers Series at Tanz Luzerner Theater. 

In 2016 Davidson retired from the company to pursue a career in teaching and choreographing which has taken him all over Switzerland, back to Brazil and to the USA. 

Davidson has taught at a number of schools and companies such as: Codarts Holland, TanzWerk101 Zürich,  IUHSSDI - Indiana University - Bloomington/ USA, Tanzhaus Zürich, Tanz Atelier Zug, Konzert Theater Bern, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Musical Factory, CBCN - Companhia de Ballet da Cidade de Niteroi, Dance Area Geneva, Zug Musikschule, Hochschule Luzern, ZHdK-Bachelor Contemporary dance and Cinevox Junior Company.


Last year Davidson performed at the Konzert Theater Bern as “Toby” in the production of “The Medium”. He recently performed “Perithous” alongside the main character role in the Zurich Opera House’s “Hippolyte et Aricie”. Davidson graduated his Masters degree in Choreography at the Zurich University of Arts, and recently had his work premiered at the Chagall’s concert at the Fraumünster in Zurich.

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