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David Norsworthy

David's headshot - he wears a black collared shirt and has his arms crossed while he stares at the camera. the background is half a brick wall and half a neutral toned wall.

Photo by Colton Curtis

David Norsworthy


David Norsworthy (he/him) is a Tkarón:to/Toronto-based dance artist, choreographer and curator/producer of mixed Japanese immigrant/British settler descent who is “an exceptionally lucid performer, impressive and articulate” (Globe and Mail). A graduate of The Juilliard School where he trained in Euro-American contemporary dance, David delights in asking questions, and believes deeply in the transformative power of dancing. David has performed with dance companies and collaborated with dance creators in Canada, USA, Sweden and Australia, and his choreographic career has included independently produced full-length works, international tours, and commissioned projects for companies, universities and schools. His choreographic work has focused on community-building through co-creation; cultivating participatory environments that work with the materiality of emotion and dialogue through improvisational scores. David is the grateful recipient of the Living Arts Centre’s Ron Lenyk Award and was one of three finalists for the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award. David is a Co-Founder/Co-Director of TOES FOR DANCE, a Co-Executive Artistic Producer for DanceWorks, a Board Member of CanAsian Dance, and a part-time Rehearsal Director for Norrdans, a contemporary dance company in Sweden.