RAYSHARD DEMARCO KEYS
A native of Lafayette, LA. Rayshard began his dance journey at the Lafayette High School Performing Arts Academy and the Hamilton Academy of Dance under the direction of Grace Mayfield. He furthered his training at the Performing Arts Program at the University of Louisiana, Fire Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory, the Jill Listi Dance Studio, and The Ballet Academie’. Rayshard was a scholarship recipient to the Ballet Studio, the Clare Cook Dance Theater in Lafayette, LA., the Dance Theatre of Harlem for a 3-week summer intensive and a merit scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School in Frisco, Texas. Rayshard has performed in Pepitio’s Story under the Direction of Debbie Allen and staff, with the Legacy Dance Crew at Louisiana State University, Segovia Dance Company, the Zion Dance Project and as an apprentice with Ballet North Texas. Rayshard joined DBDT: Encore! in 2021.
Photo by Águeda V. Flores