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Gregory Dolbashian was born and raised in New York City Gregory made his professional stage debut at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Company. Soon after, he was cast in the Philip Glass/Robert Wilson world tour of Einstein on the Beach. Gregory received his dance training at the Alvin Ailey School on a fellowship scholarship and then graduated cum laude from SUNY Purchase dance conservatory were he studied composition with Kazuko Hirabayashi. Since then he has gone on to dance and choreograph with a variety of artists, performing with Patrick Corbin, Nelly van Bommel, Sylvain Emard, and The Chicago Ballet. He was selected as one of four emerging choreographers in the Springboard Montreal intensive run by Juilliard’s Alexandra Wells, where he created and premiered his first international work.
Gregory’s works have been performed at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Dance Festival (MA), Joyce SoHo, Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre (NY), Dance Place (DC), Athenaeum Theatre (Chicago), and shows in New York as part of the Reverb Festival, the Dance Sampler at Symphony Space, and a self-produced collaboration with Sidra Bell at the Gershwin Hotel. He showed his work as part of the Emerging Artists Program at DTW’s Summer DANZ Festival and was accepted into The Bessie Schoenberg Residency at The Yard for emerging choreographers.
He debuted his own company, The DASH Ensemble, in December 2009 with a season at JOYCE SoHo, The DASH has gone on to perform at The Skirball Center, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Riverside Church, SummerStage's Marcus Garvey Park, New York Live Arts, and was selected as one of six emerging companies to perform at The JOYCE for an exclusive matinee series. As a choreographer Gregory has was the winner of The Pretty Creatives Competition with Northwest Dance Project, received a second place prize in Ballet Austin's New American Talent Competition and most recently selected for The Hubbard Street 2 choreographic competition.