David Maurice Sharp’s unique background allows him to relate to his audience both as an artist and as a financial professional. He danced with the Mimi Garrard Dance Theatre from 1993 to 2001, as well as with other companies including Lucinda Childs, Blondell Cummings, Sean Curran, Rachel Lampert, Heidi Latsky, Lonne Moretton, and Anna Sokolow. His choreography has been performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, La Mama, Soho Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and HERE; and his video work, Shadow Dance, received a Silver Award from the Dance on Camera Festival.
Currently, as a financial professional, David works for Prime Clerk as a Director of Solicitation in their New York office, specializing in US and international restructurings, particularly those that involve public securities. He is an industry expert in both domestic and international corporate restructurings, as well as for Rights Offerings and Subscriptions, and authored several articles in industry publications such as the Daily Bankruptcy Review and FinancierWorld.com. In addition, he frequently gave Continuing Legal Education presentations on key industry topics for law firms both in the United States and in London.
David was a founding member and initiated the formation of the Thriving Artists Investment Club, a limited partnership established by a small group of artist/friends to educate one another about investing and personal portfolio management. Through that, he also gained greater insight into how the artist can best be educated about their finances and investing. For the last several years, David has been teaching investment workshops at HB Studio, an acting conservatory in New York City. This has provided him with the invaluable opportunity to hone his ideas for educating artists in regard to their finances, and to enjoy the success experienced by those who have implemented the ideas and techniques that he promotes.
In October 2014, David was named a “money hero” for his work in educating artists about their finances by Money magazine.