Dereque Whiturs


Dereque Whiturs, a native of Dallas, Texas, has trained with such artists as Alvin Ailey, Ulysses Dove, Donald McKayle, Donald Byrd, Talley Beatty, and George Faison.

Dereque was a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre under the direction of Mr. Ailey himself. During his 13 years with Ailey, Mr. Whiturs traveled the United States and Europe performing.

Mr. Whiturs joined the faculty of Hyde Park School of Dance in 2019 as our primary jazz instructor.