Davian Robinson, originally from Hickory, NC, is a dancer, public speaker, and Paralympic athlete. Currently living in Durham, NC, Davian completed his final year at UNC Charlotte earning degrees in both Dance and Exercise Science in Spring 2020. Davian has performed at Orsolina 28 and The Palace of Venaria in Italy, and in Charlotte, NC in UNC Charlotte Dance Concerts, MOVE Dance Alliance Concerts, Loose Leaves Showcase, and Reactions of Resistance. Notably, he was selected to perform in Adidas “Impossible is Nothing” spec commercial, produced by Sugar Pop Productions and directed by Meg Games in 2018. Davian has been featured in the Charlotte Observer, Inside UNC Charlotte, Charlotte Magazine, and on UNC-TV’s My Home, NC feature, Davian Robinson: Fearless. Davian founded and leads Sensory Beyond Sight: dance workshops which invite participants to experience movement without the use of their sight. Most recently, Davian was invited to present Sensory Beyond Sight at the Alexander Technique national conference at Columbia University in New York, NY and perform original choreography at the historic Alhambra Ballroom. Davian is a personal trainer, cycling instructor, and holds a USA Paralympic National Title for the 1-kilometer Time Trial in cycling. Davian has been a Guest Artist and Collaborator with ShaLeigh Dance Works since 2019 and officially joined the company in 2021.
“Dancing for someone who’s blind, that’s unheard of. Not many people know of blind dancers, so for me this is to break through that barrier… to bring inclusiveness into a space that they have not seen before.”