I believe the moral drama of our time has developed into a generation of - look at me and what I’ve done. One could argue that this paradigm can oftentimes foster a false sense of true self-awareness. My art and service to the world heals my own soul with perfect universal reciprocity. As a child, I loathed the idea of having multiple talents with no sure signal of what to embrace. I’ve since matured to accept the thorn of my indecision as being God’s multi-portal vessel that requires a constant connection for direction.
Now, I imaginatively create from places of assuredness and uncertainty. I resourcefully teach and mentor from a guided mindset of studentship. I intentionally serve with an appendage to that which must be detached from the outcome. It is true that the vast majority of my endeavors marry the infirmities of social justice with the rehabilitating power of the arts. Whether it’s my personal performance art, theatre, dance, cheerleading, or even pageantry, my goal is always to facilitate everyone’s journey to see beyond themselves. I reason that humanity intrinsically rejects the notion of suffering; but, I truly believe our acknowledgment of such introduces us to our true selves.
"My purpose aspires to play a part in society’s attainment of more empathy and compassion through acknowledging our individual sufferings. I am totally convinced that we are all connected, and I vow to always use my artistic expressions as a megaphone for a true voice of consciousness to render growth and restoration unto the world."
A true southern gentleman, Louisiana-native Avery D. Wilson is a multidisciplinary creative. Deeply influenced by his roots and passion for the arts, he uses his talents to enrich the lives of individuals, as well as emerging young talent.
Avery seeks to elevate others through eight pillars: Motivation, Performance Art, Theatre, Dance, Cheerleading, Pageantry, Lifestyle, and Altruism. These pillars are the unifying elements and core values of the Avery D. Wilson brand. He brings a fresh, new perspective to all the lives he touches through empowerment, self-expression, and belief in one’s self and abilities.
The heart and soul of Avery D. Wilson is a person who is a leader and creative visionary. His philosophy encompasses being a vessel of inspiration, helping others to consider new perspectives, and providing instructional skills/techniques to help individuals achieve their goals. He accomplishes this by reciprocating what he’s learned, and imparting the power of intentional persistence.
The lessons Avery learned along his journey have shaped his approach to life, and allowed him to grow as a person, a performer, and a teacher. With this knowledge and insight, he is dedicated to sharing and inspiring others.
Avery’s life and career experience is extensive and distinguished as a professional dancer, singer, model, and actor. He took his first ballet class at The Mid-City Dance Project of Baton Rouge under the direction of Renee Chatelain. This crafted an opportunity at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York and at Studio Harmonic of Paris, France. Avery’s professional dance company member credits include the Lido Champs-Elysées of Paris, France, the Adrienne Celeste Fadjo Contemporary Dance Company of New York, the Jean Ann Ryan Production Company of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and the Spirit Productions Company of London, England.
In 2012, Avery completed a season with the second company of Dallas Black Dance Theatre in Dallas, TX. He is currently a company member of Jill Rucci’s 8&1 Contemporary Dance Company also of Dallas, TX.
His commercial performance credits include a tour with Director/Producer Debbie Allen, a featured dancer role in the film 'Bolden' (SAG-AFTRA), and a production faculty role with Choreographer/Actor Darrin Henson. A lover of all performance art genres, Avery’s musical theatre credits include Aida, Festival of the Lion King, Twist and Shout, Fame, The Spirit of Broadway, The Wiz, and Rent. His musical theatre choreography credits include Beauty and the Beast, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Hairspray.
Lastly, Avery's world of pageantry is multi-layered. He first became a Local Director for the Miss America Organization in 2002 and has since coached several titleholders across the country in multiple pageant systems. He has the unique male experience of being a coach and contestant. In 2016 he became the first Mr. Louisiana to win the Mr. United States title in New York City. He went on to win 1st Runner-Up at the Mr. Real Universe Pageant in Lima, Peru.