Khalia Davis is a multidisciplinary artist from the San Francisco/Bay Area now living in New York with a passion for children’s entertainment and desire for content creation. BA in Theater Arts from the University of Southern California.
Recent: Directed the world premiere musical, SHE PERSISTED: THE MUSICAL by Deborah Wicks La Puma and Adam Tobin based on the popular children’s book by Chelsea Clinton with Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Directed the world premiere play for the very young, PILLOWLAND by Barbara Zinn Krieger with New York City Children’s Theater and the Bay Area Premiere, JUDY MOODY AND STINK AND THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT by Allison Gregory, a part of the seven TYA company co-commission with Bay Area Children’s Theatre.
Khalia currently teaches with New York City Children’s Theater, the Atlantic Acting School through NYU, for their after school programs as a director and choreographer, and for the Disney Theatrical Group leading music and movement workshops and facilitating audience and community engagement. As a professional movement coordinator, she has devised new works with Bay Area Children’s Theater including creating choreography for the award nominated world premiere production, THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT; launching the award-winning young performers group, Advanced Performers for Bay Area Children’s Theatre as their lead choreographer, earning Best Choreography for Honk Jr. at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta; New York City Children’s Theater and Atlantic Acting School’s teen conservatory and high school residency program, Staging Success. She is also a director/actor/teaching artist for the nationally-known arts education organization The Story Pirates. As an Equity performer, she has worked regionally with Bay Area Children’s Theatre (Resident Artist), Live Source Theater Group, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Aurora Theatre, and California Shakespeare Theater just to name a few. Awards: Emerging Leader in TYA Fellow 2019, RHE Scholarship nominated 2016, Titan Award Finalist 2014. Tours: GOLD RUSH THE MUSICAL, ROCK THE BLOCK, LADYBUG GIRL AND BUMBLEBEE BOY THE MUSICAL. To learn more about Ms. Davis, check her out at www.khaliashdavis.com!