David holds an MA in dance from MillsCollege. He began his studies at the University of Oregon where he performed with the Ballet Company. In the Bay Area, his mentors were Gwen Lewis and Ed Mock. He has been influenced by such noted jazz specialists as Gus Giordano and Joe Tremaine. He has worked with the Village People, Taj Mahal, Luciano Pavarotti, Leontyne Price, Talley Beatty and Harold Nicholas of the famed Nicholas Brothers. He also worked with the cast of the Las Vegas spectacular "Jubilee", and performed with the San Francisco Opera productions of "Lost in the Stars" and "Aida". He has been a guest instructor for both the Dance Masters of America and the National Association of Dance Artists, and is a professor of Dance at the College of Marin. He has been published nationally and internationally. His original musical "Viva Cuba" was performed in New York City in 2008.