Originally from Vancouver, Gavin moved to Toronto to attend York University, where he graduated with a BFA, double majoring in Dance & Kinesiology. He originally began his training in several street dance styles with hip hop based groups PraiseTEAM and C2 Genesys. He is currently Co-Artistic Director of Nostos Collectives and has worked with various Canadian choreographers such as Serge Bennathan, Denise Clarke, Naishi Wang, Jessie Garon, Hanna Kiel, Jasmyn Fyffe, Riley Sims, and Emily Cheung. He has attended the Gallim Dance Winter Intensive, Amsterdam Summer Intensive, Arts Umbrella Summer Intensive and was accepted into Springboard Danse Montreal, where he worked with Leo Lerus and performed an excerpt of L-E-V Dance Company’s (Sharon Eyal) “OCD Love”.
He has choreographed multiple works for Nostos Collectives (“collision”, “Head Over Heels”), New Blue Festival (“as.i.am”), the Garage (“beyond the binary”), the Parahumans (“Motor Learning”), and is currently an Emerging Choreographer with Dancemakers’ Peer Learning Network residency. Outside of Nostos Collectives, he has also been involved with Social Growl, Dusk Dances, re: research/adelheid, Red Sky Performance, Canadian Opera Company, Little Pear Garden Dance Company, the Parahumans, and the Garage. Gavin is also a Registered Massage Therapist of Ontario.