Michelle Dorrance

Tap Program | Director

Michelle Dorrance is a New York City-based performer, choreographer, teacher, and the Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance. Mentored by Gene Medler (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble), she was lucky to study under many of the last master hoofers. Career highlights include STOMP, Derick Grant’s Imagine Tap, Jason Samuels Smith’s Charlie’s Angels/Chasing the Bird, Savion Glover’s ti dii, and solo work ranging from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to commissions for the Martha Graham Dance Company and American Ballet Theatre. A 2018 Doris Duke artist, a 2017 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, 2015 MacArthur Fellow, and 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, Dorrance holds a B.A. from New York University and is a Capezio Athlete.

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