A San Diego native, Chavia Blankenship relationship with dance was initiated in high school at Chula Vista High’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, while he was pursuing art. Chavia quickly found himself immersed in the San Diego community, where he performed with and choreographed for local dance teams, studios, and schools before moving to LA to follow his passion and love for dance.
Chavia is an alum of the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio work-study program. He has had the incredible privilege and opportunity of dancing for a number of artists including Todrick Hall, Mario, and Grammy award-winning artist Mya. Chavia worked on the web series “Lovers and Friends,” where he was an actor, dancer, choreographer, and assistant director. Chavia currently attends Santa Monica College, where he’s pursuing a degree in Art. His expansive passion for the arts drives his work, and he hopes to share what he’s learned that with the community. It was from the community that he had the opportunity to grow and learn more about himself, his talents, strengths, and identity, and pursue these passions as an artist.