Dave studied at the Laban Centre of Movement and Dance after participating in dance workshops with Candoco Dance Company. He received a Professional Diploma in Community Dance in 1993.
Dave toured nationally and internationally with Candoco Dance Company between 1993 and 1999. Subsequently he has performed with Graeae Theatre Company; The Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2000 worked with DV8 to create and perform Can We Afford This? for the Sydney Arts Festival prior to the 2000 Olympics. The show was revived in 2003 and later made into the film The Cost of Living. Most recently he has worked with Cape Town based Remix Dance Company (Lucy Hind and Dom Coyote) creating a new work for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and collaborated with Leeds based company Slung Low on 3 site-specific works.
In the summer of 2012 Dave performed a key solo role in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. He also appears in the Sally Potter film, The Tango Lesson, playing the role of the Designer.
Dave has collaborated with Stopgap on Tracking, Artifical Things and Bill and Bobby. He is currently working with Stopgap on The Enormous Room.