“All that you touch you change, all that you change changes you, the only lasting truth is change, god is change” -Octavia Butler
Demetrius Burns was born in Anniston, AL and grew up in Boston, MA where he started his dance training at Origination Cultural Arts Center. He then graduated from Boston Arts Academy and the Boston Conservatory on scholarship where he choreographed Urinetown on the musical theatre department. He spent several summers at the Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts (EMIA) as a student, intern, and dance instructor. Demetrius attended the Bates Dance Festival, Jacobs Pillow social dance program with the American Dance Guild Scholarship under the direction of Camille A. Brown and Moncell Durden, and the Jacobs Pillows Improvisation Traditions and Innovation program the following year under the direction of Jawole Zollar. He then joined and is still currently a member of Ronald K. Brown Evidence, a dance company celebrating his fourth season. Demetrius is currently working on obtaining his MFA in Dance from Hollins University.