In parallel to his studies in computer science, David Gernez discovered dance in an amateur school in Hyères.
He began his career in Switzerland in 2002, and his singular career as a dancer-performer befell through independent projects, as well as musicals and operas.
2005 marked the beginning of an adventure with Angelin Preljocaj, first a student at GUID, then joined the company of the latter, and danced the most important pieces of his repertoire: Noces, Les 4 Saisons… Empty Moves (parts I and II).
The rest of his career followed with Emanuel Gat (The Rite of Spring, K626, 3for2007, Silent Ballet and Sixty Four), Nasser Martin-Gousset, the company Linga (no.thing, re-mapping the body), or the brothers Ben Aïm (CFB451) (Valse à trois time). Since 2011, he has been a choreographer associated with Lucie Augeai at Compagnie Adéquate.