Gregory Dolbashian

Professional StudiesSummer Dance
Gregory Dolbashian

Born and raised in New York City, Gregory Dolbashian made his professional stage debut at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Company and in the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson world tour of "Einstein on the Beach." Dolbashian received his dance training at the Alvin Ailey School, then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory.

He debuted his own company The DASH Ensemble, in December 2010 at The JOYCE SoHo. The Company has gone on to perform at The JOYCE Theater, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Guggenheim Works and Process Series, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Central Park Summer Stage, Jacob’s Pillow, as well as domestic touring all over the U.S. including Dallas, Los Angeles and North Carolina. He is also the co-founder of The DASH Academy, a developmental traing ground for young artists ages 9-18. Artistic awards include winner of The Pretty Creatives Competition for Northwest Dance Project and The Hubbard Street 2 International Choreographic Competition, second place in Ballet Austin's New American Talent competition, the audience prize at DanceNOW at Joe’s pub in 2014 and again in 2017.

Company commissions include Atlanta Ballet, TU Dance in Minnesota, Owen/Cox, Zenon Dance Company, Ballet Austin, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2, St. Louis Ballet, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance in Dallas, Northwest Dance Project in Portland Oregon, Dance Ethos in Pennsylvania and St. Louis Ballet. Dolbashian has also received commissions from American Dance Festival as a featured choreographer in The Footprints Program, from the city of New York for a large scale commision in Madison Square Park and also has created multiple works for principals and soloists of American Ballet Theater premiering both nationally and internationally including Jeffrey Cirio, Daniil Simkin, Hee -Seo and Hamptons Dance Project.

College commissions include the Juilliard School, NYU Tisch, SUNY Purchase, Troy University, The Hartt School, Point Park, Fordham/ Ailey, Long Island University, University of Hawaii, Florida Southern College and James Madison University. Dolbashian also teaches workshops and creates work at competitive studios around the U.S. as well as professional training programs including LINES Ballet, E.M.I.A, Mid Pacific Arts Institute, Booker T Washington HSPVA, HSPVA in Houston and MOVENYC. As a soloist and performer, Dolbashian has performed in multiple DASH repertory shows. His solo work was also presented at American Dance Festival in his one man show Awkward Magic. In addition to his choreography, Gregory, alongside fellow choreographer Loni Landon, is the co-founder of The PlaygroundNYC, a choreographic initiative that was voted 25 to Watch in 2013 by Dance Magazine.

Education

B.F.A.SUNY Purchase