Denise Wall

Biography

Denise Wall is the artistic director and co-owner of Denise Wall’s Dance Energy. A respected teacher and an award winning choreographer for more than 30 years, Denise is devoted to the art of dance. Denise’s students have gone on to perform on Broadway, television, commercials, film and in professional dance companies. The American Ballet Theatre, the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance, Susan Stroman’s revival of The Music Man, Disney and Universal Theme Parks and the films Step Up, High School Musical 3, Footloose and Rock of Ages have all featured DWDE Dancers. Students in her pre-professional dance company consistently win scholarships and titles at conventions and competitions, as well as scholarships to attend professional dance schools and colleges.

Denise has worked with Grammy Award winning recording artist Teddy Riley, Blackstreet, Chauncey Hannibal, Monifah, the group 8th Ave., and many other professionals who come to her for private lessons. She travels throughout the United States and Canada teaching master classes and adjudicating for national conventions such as Nuvo Productions, Jump Dance Convention, and Dance Masters of America. Denise has taught for the New York City Dance Alliance Summer Intensive, and has been an ambassador and faculty member for the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City, since 2009. Her choreography has been featured in four Liberty Tax commercials. Most recently of which took place in Times Square for the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, which featured American Idol singer Chris Richardson. Denise has worked with Debbie Allen and was on faculty for her summer workshops. She was the first recipient of the Humanitarian of Dance Award presented by the Federation of Dance Competitions. Denise was recently honored to have her 2nd cover of Dance Teacher Magazine and was awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dance Teacher Summit Gala in New York City. She also received the 2012 Presidents Award given by Dance Master of America in Anaheim, California.

Denise recently worked with her son, Travis Wall, and Shaping Sound Dance Company in Los Angeles on their first show “Come Together.”