Chalvar Monteiro originally from Montclair, NJ is currently dancing with Alvin Ailey II. He began his formal dance training at Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts and went on to study at The Ailey School. Chalvar received his B.F.A. in dance from SUNY Purchase where he performed works by Merce Cunningham, Helen Pickett, Doug Varone, Paul Taylor, Kevin Wynn, and Dianne McIntyre. Since graduating, Mr. Monteiro worked with Sidra Bell Dance New York, Elisa Monte Dance, Keigwin + Company, and most recently Abraham.In.Motion. Mr. Monteiro has assisted Kyle Abraham in setting and creating work for Barnard College, Princeton University, Emory University, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Wendy Whelan's Restless Creature.