Born and raised in San Jose, California, Craig Black began dancing at age 10 with South Bay Dance Center. In 2007, as Captain of his nationally ranked dance team the Lincoln Convertibles, he won the title Mr. Dance of California through Dance Masters of America. Craig received his B.F.A. in Dance from The Juilliard School where he has performed works by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Twyla Tharp, Bronislava Nijinska, Stijn Celis, and Alexander Ekman.
While attending Juilliard, Mr. Black has been fortunate enough to tour internationally to Germany and France and receive the 2010 Princess Grace Award in Dance. In his summers, Craig has been lucky to attend Springboard Danse Montreal and Maximum Dance Course in Den Haag. Additionally, Craig has had the pleasure of performing works by Aszure Barton, Andrea Miller, Larry Keigwin, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. On top of starting his professional dance career, Craig is a master teacher and choreographer for many studios around the United States.