Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed choreographer, dancer, and educator. Her work is driven by an aim to confront complex social problems and compel a profound contemplation of these issues by audiences – whether in renowned New York City venues such as the Joyce Theater or Metropolitan Museum of Art or in academic venues from New York to Florida. She has explored a wide range of social crises and challenges, from water rights to white supremacy, often coupling performances with awareness-raising events that broaden the impact and sustainability of her work. Her artistic lineage also extends from a 12-year career (2005–2017) with the Stephen Petronio Company, where she was a favorite of Petronio audiences for her bold performances. Fearon has received numerous prestigious grants, residencies, and awards, including a MAP Fund Grant, and a 2017 Bessie Award. She was also recognized among “7 Up-and-Coming Black Dance Artists Who Should Be On Your Radar” by Dance Magazine in 2018 and, more recently, was a 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow finalist. Fearon has been featured in The New York Times and in Ntozake Shange’s Dance we Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance, as well as in the film If the Dancer Dances.