Trevor Davis began ballet at the age of six in Los Angeles, California, with Meridith Baylis. At the age of 12, he continued under the direction of Philip and Charles Fuller and soon attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. He studied with various scholarship programs through Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and Boston Ballet. After two seasons as a trainee in Boston, Trevor joined Richmond Ballet in 2008 as an apprentice and became part of the professional company in 2010.
Education & Training
Attended Los Angeles County high school for the arts, and then attend the Boston ballet as a trainee for 2 years.
Professional Experience / Career Highlights
Career highlights include performing Fancy Free, Sweet Bitter Love, and Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo. Was a part of new works created by Ma Cong, Val Caniporoli, and Kate Skarpetowska.
What inspired you to become a professional dancer?
Watching videos of all the great male dancers before me inspired me to reach for greater heights.
What is your favorite role that you’ve performed?
I have enjoyed performing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the Young Warrior in Rite of Spring, and I always have fun with my roles as the Court Jester.
What do you enjoy about being part of Richmond Ballet?
I have created a group of life-long friends that I have the pleasure of working with daily.
What do you like about living in Richmond?
Richmond is not the biggest city, and that’s a good thing, yet still has a lot going on for all types of people.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing off-stage?
I enjoy playing video games with Marty, watching Netflix with my wife Cody, wood working, and playing yard games when the weather is nice.
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Richmond Ballet II, our second performing company, is comprised of talented young dancers between the ages of 18 and 22. RBII members perform their own diverse repertoire on tour across the Commonwealth as well as alongside the main company in mainstage productions.
Founded in 1993, the nationally recognized Richmond Ballet Trainee Program offers select advanced students a transitional experience to bridge the gap between the academic ballet setting and the world of professional dance. The Richmond Ballet Trainee Program is one of the few in this country that enables aspiring dancers to pursue formal dance training and gain valuable performance experience with a professional company.
For over 40 years, Stoner Winslett has served as the founding Artistic Director of Richmond Ballet, the first major company of professional dancers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is one of the longest tenured artistic directors of a major ballet company and one of the country’s few female artistic directors. In June 2020, acclaimed choreographer Ma Cong joined Richmond Ballet as its first ever Associate Artistic Director.
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