Marquis Floyd is an amazing artist from Clearwater, Florida. He is a recent graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Marquis is also a Pinellas County Center for the Arts graduate of the class of 2013. Marquis has been a scholarship student at numerous prestigious schools for dance such as Boston Ballet, Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Next Generation Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ellison Ballet, and Juilliard. He has also worked with renowned choreographers such as Darrell Moultrie, Daniel Pelziq, Gregory Dawson, Keelan Whitmore, Maurya Kerr, Brian Brooks, Alonzo King, Adam Hougland, Dwight Rhoden,Sidra Bell, and Ron K. Brown. He placed 1st in Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Competition of 2013, received Runner-up twice in the Tasco Performing Arts Mayor Competition, received top 10 in Youth American Grand Prix for Contemporary dance from 2010 until 2013, and was asked to perform in the first two annual YAGP Gala: Stars of Tomorrow meet Stars of Today. In 2014, he placed 1st in the Senior Contemporary category at the YAGP Regional
Competition in San Francisco, CA. From there, Marquis was also acknowledged as the sole winner of the Gene Kelly Legacy Scholarship
sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation. He is a company member of the professional west african dance company, Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet
under the direction of Jai Hinson. In addition, he is the Artistic Director of Kali Kali Dance Company under the direction of Gwenetta Martin. He has also
been a company member with the Dance Theater of Harlem and is currently a company member of Bad Boys of Ballet under SweetBird Productions. Lastly,
Marquis was chosen as this years Emerging Artist Grant Recipient awarded by the Creative Pinellas.