Da’Rius joins the company for his first season in 2022. He began his training under the direction of August Tye at Hyde Park School of Dance. A 2014 graduate of the Chicago School for the Arts (ChiArts), he won the award for Scholar-Artist and performed work from DanceWorks Chicago, Muntu Dance Theater, and Joffrey Ballet.
In 2018, he graduated from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a BFA in Contemporary Dance Performance with and emphasis in Ballet.
Mr. Malone has trained with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel), Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), NW Dance Project, Alonzo King Lines Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Austin, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and 10 Hairy Legs. Da’Rius has performed works by Doug Varone, Joshua Manculich, Merce Cunningham, Danny Burazceski, Gabrielle Lamb, Yury Yanowsky, and Akram Khan.
As a company member with James Sewell Ballet, Da’Rius became the company’s first Resident Choreographer in 2021.
Da’Rius wants to use his dance education and experience as a professional concert dancer to create a platform to make a positive impact in life.