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Faculty

Dexandro “D” Montalvo

Contemporary Dance

Dexandro “D” Montalvo

Biography

Dexandro “D” Montalvo is a San Francisco based director, choreographer, dancer, and teacher. Born in New York, Montalvo earned a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase College and performed with a wide range of Bay Area dance companies, including Robert Moses’ Kin.

Montalvo has performed with and created works for many dance companies and schools, as well as for television and music videos. He has taught at Stanford University, SUNY Purchase, University of San Francisco, Dominican University of California (LINES BFA Program), LINES Ballet Training Program, and ODC Dance Commons. Montalvo has choreographed for Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Liss Fain Dance Company, The Black Eyed Peas, and DanceWorks Chicago, among many others. From 2015 to 2018, he served as artistic director of Dance Theatre of San Francisco. Under his leadership, the company won two Isadora Duncan Awards, including “Outstanding Choreography” for Montalvo’s ballet Pent. Montalvo also received a 2014 Isadora Duncan Award for his choreography for “Art Behind Bars” at Alcatraz.