Darrius Strong is a Twin Cities-based choreographer, dancer, and educator whose creative work has been chosen for the Walker Arts Center, Choreographers Evening, Rhythmically Speaking, and was featured in the 2015 New Griots Festival in Minneapolis. Strong has created works for Threads Dance Project, Flying Foot Forum, Alternative Motion Projects, St. Olaf College, Macalester College, Hamline University, and most recently was commissioned to create a new ballet for James Sewell Ballet. In 2016 Strong was featured in an NYC Times Square billboard for American Standards. He also shared a few evenings of work titled “Ipsiety” and “Access Granted,” and more recently was commissioned to create a 35-minute work for the Momentum: New Dance Works series. Strong developed his own dance company STRONGmovement in 2015. He is also a faculty member at St. Paul Conservatory Performing Arts High School, TU Dance Center, and Elevé Performing Arts Center, where he focuses on teaching young dancers how to connect their identity to movement. Strong is also a company member of Black Label Movement Dance Company.