Da’Shown Rawl

Faculty, Upper Division Faculty

Da’Shown Rawl studied Ballet and Modern at the Baltimore School of the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland. Rawl is a graduate from the prestigious Dance Department of George Mason University (GMU). While at GMU, he got the opportunity to perform works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Andrea Miller, David Grenke, Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris, and Robert Battle.

Rawl also teaches at  Balletnova, N’Ferno Dance, and Joy of Motion. He has been teaching and choreographing in the DMV and New York City area since the age of 16. In 2015, he founded RawArts Dance Company and has created works at the Baltimore School of the Arts, George Mason University, various companies in the DMV Area, and festivals in New York City. Some of his recent choreographic endeavors have included a dance for film, Just A Thought and Cold Fire: A Story of Emotions, his first full length work. Rawl’s passion for choreography was the catalyst for the establishment of the RawArts Dance Company.