This weekend comes the monumental production, NOAH: The Story of Us. A fantastical live performance about Noah and the Great Flood, NOAH: The Story of Us stars David Kiyak as the titular character.
David Kiyak, a native of Athens, Alabama, is a former principal dancer for the Orlando Ballet and carries more than 15 years of dancing experience. Dancing since he was five, David has travelled around the world to places like the Philippines to use his talent and skill and now he’s coming back to Northwest Dance Company once again.
"It’s been great working with Sarah again. She’s so lovely to work with," says David, "It’s good to be a part of a show and not just a cameo this time." Referencing his work with Northwest Dance Company, David has been a part of past shows here at Northwest. Most recently, he worked with Northwest Dance Company during their performances for the Lovely Benefit at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
"He’s absolutely been one of the best partners to work with. He compliments my style, promotes me as a partner. He makes me confident as a partner," says Sarah Swindell, the Director of Northwest Dance Company, "He’s considerate of my concerns. He asks me if I have an issue with how a scene is going and then, if I do, we work on it until it’s right. He’s always ready to work when he comes in and he always brings creativity and vision with him. I can trust his artistic vision."
For David’s official bio, read here:
David began training in Huntsville, Alabama under the direction of Clinton Rothwell. In 2008, he joined the Alabama Ballet where he performed leading roles in works by Twyla Tharp, Christopher Bruce, and George Balanchine. He joined Orlando Ballet in 2010, and in the summer of 2011, he was invited by prima ballerina, Maniya Barredo, to perform in the Philippines as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.