Travis D. Gatling began his dance training as a freshman at Norfolk State University, where he earned a B.A. in English. He performed with the NSU Dance Theater for several years before he started to choreograph works for the company and serve as the Rehearsal Director. He continued his training in Ballet, Modern and Jazz at Virginia Ballet Theatre with Glen White, former soloist with the Joffrey Ballet and Elbert Watson, former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. He attended Ohio State University as a Fellowship student where he earned his MFA in Dance Performance. Gatling’s performance credits include dancing leading roles in works by Donald McKayle, Merce Cunningham and Doris Humphrey, as well as solo works by Ronald K. Brown and Earl Mosley. He was a full time Modern and Jazz faculty at Avondale High School of Performing Arts in Decatur, Georgia, where he also served as the Artistic Director for the Dance Repertory Company, the school’s touring group. Some of his other teaching and choreography credits include Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Morton Street Dance Center in MD. He has been commissioned to create new works and set existing repertoire for the University of Akron, the Cherokee Ballet in Woodstock, GA, Middle Tennessee State University, Full Circle Dance Co. in MD, and Urban Soul Dance Company in TX. In addition to teaching Modern, Jazz and Ballet techniques, and Black Dance Forms at Ohio University, He is currently serving as the Interim Director for the School of Dance.
Modern Technique (Levels I-VIII)
Ballet Technique (Levels I-VIII)
Jazz Technique (Levels I-II)
Black Dance Forms (DANC 2710)