Lovar Davis Kidd


Lovar Davis Kidd (he/him), a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an interdisciplinary performer and choreographer. L.D. is a MFA candidate in Choreography at the University of Iowa. He engages in choreographic research grounded at the intersection of contemporary movement practices with black vernacular aesthetics. His art-making process reflects his biracial heritage(s) and is rooted in social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) work through his company, 100% OVER RACISM.  

L.D. has performed extensively in dance and musical theatre productions throughout the US. Most notably in the 2011-2012 2nd National Tour of Lin Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, Tim Rice & Elton John’s Aida at Sacramento Music Circus, Disney California Adventure Park's Aladdin: "A Musical Spectacular" and with the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. L.D. has also danced for Helanius J. Wilkins’ EDGEWORKS Dance Theater and Los Angeles-based dance companies Word In Motion and Urban Poets.

As an educator, L.D. is a teaching artist with Throughline Arts, specializing in arts integration with K-8 students. L.D. also worked as an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa for ten years, teaching jazz, tap, hip-hop, and dance for musical theatre. In addition, L.D. is the founder of MOvMNT Dance Company (MDC), a non-profit contemporary & hip-hop dance company in Cedar Rapids, IA, that had the privilege of providing hundreds of under-served students with affordable dance classes and performance opportunities for 13 years.

He is the proud father of two boys, Myles and Kohen.

Lovar Davis Kidd dancing in front of a blue background