Da’Shown Rawl studied Ballet and Modern at the Baltimore School of the Arts in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the prestigious Dance Department of George Mason University (GMU). While at GMU, he had the opportunity to perform works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Andrea Miller, David Grenke, Doug Varone, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Morris, Robert Battle, and many more. Da’Shown teaches at The Washington School of Ballet, Baltimore School For The Arts, and the DC Conservatory of Dance. He will be receiving his MFA from Wilson College in 2023. He has been teaching and choreographing in the DMV and New York City area since the age of 16. In 2015, he founded the RawArts Dance Company and has created works at the Baltimore School of the Arts, George Mason University, various companies in the DMV Area, and festivals in New York City. His recent choreographic endeavors have included a dance for film, The Thud, Works Conflict Within A Small Room, and Colors Without Color, his third full-length work. Mr. Rawl’s passion for choreography was the catalyst for the establishment of the RawArts Dance Company.