Program Books/Chalvar Monteiro

Chalvar Monteiro

Chalvar Monteiro (Mont­clair, NJ) began training at Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts and went on to study at The Ailey School before receiving his BFA in dance from SUNY Pur­chase. Monteiro has worked with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Elisa Monte Dance, Keigwin + Company, BODYTRAFFIC, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham. He assisted Kyle Abraham in setting and creating work for Barnard College, Princeton University, Emory University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Wendy Whelan’s Restless Creature. In 2019, Monteiro was selected to participate in the Merce Cunningham Trust’s Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event. His choreography has been presented as part of Ailey’s 2021 Virtual Spirit Gala, as well as at other festivals and institutions across the US. Monteiro is currently on faculty at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He was in Ailey II and joined the company in 2015. Insta­gram: @chlvrmntro.