WADE WATSON (Dancer) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He’s had the passion to dance since he was a young child. He began his training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and modern as a freshman in high school under the direction of Marcella Jones. He also attended Long Island University for a year under the direction of Dana-Hash Campbell. After completing a year Wade went on to become a company member in Nimbus Dance Works under Samuel Pott in Jersey City, New Jersey. He has attended many summer intensives including New York Summer State School of the Arts, Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts, Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, and others. Wade endured most of his training at Creative Outlet Dance Theater of Brooklyn, and while training there (starting as a student turned company apprentice) he had the opportunity to perform and train in the Caribbean. Wade has had the opportunity to work with and perform works by Jamel Gaines, Jeroboam Bozeman, Bahiyah Sayeed Gaines, Desmond Richardson, Bradley Shelver, Jeffery Page, Alenka Cizmesija, Earl Mosely, Daniel Ulbrich/ NYCB Company members, and many others. Accompanying Wade’s love of dance, he enjoys fashion/styling, and photography. He currently works with Ballet Inc. This is Wade's first season with Elisa Monte Dance.