Formerly a principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and a soloist with San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet, David Justin has toured extensively across the globe performing at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Paris Opera as well as major houses in Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and South Africa. He has performed principal roles from many of the classics, including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Copellia, La Fille Mal Garde, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and others; to the "Champion Roper" in Agnes DeMille's Rodeo, and the "Husband" in Robins' The Concert, "Pulcinella" in Caniparoli's Pulcinella, "King Arthur" in Bintley's Arthur and "Gaveston" in Edward II. Justin has also been priveleged to dance principal roles in many twentieth century choreogrpahers' masterpieces including the works of Balanchine, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Stanton Welsh, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, Hans Van Manen, Kenneth MacMillan, Paul Taylor and William Forsythe among many more. Justin's dancing has been described as "alluring and mercurial", "polished", "brilliant" and "fearless".
With a choreographic career spanning over 15 years and a performance career of over 30 years, he has created works on dancers from around the world including New York City Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Atlanta Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Repertory Ensemble and others.
He is the artistic director of American Repertory Ensemble and holds a masters degree from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.