Dorrance Dance is an award-winning New York tap dance company. It was founded in 2011 by MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance. It’s both a performing and teaching company of this rich American dance.
The company is very popular. It regularly sells-out shows.
Dorrance Dance in New York City
New York’s Dorrance Dance presents a world premiere Tap dance, featuring original music by vocalist Aaron Marcellus, at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea, NYC for two weeks, Tuesday-Sunday, December 7-18, 2022. There is a curtain chat on Thursday, December 8. The family matinee ($16 ages 6-16) is Saturday, December 10 at 2pm. From $76. joyce.org 🇺🇸
Hurry, the shows are selling out.
Aaron Marcellus is a multitalented New York gospel singer turned soul singer. He’s originally from Atlanta. @theaaronmarcellus
Dorrance is based in New York. To become a master in the arts, you usually have to train with one. She was mentored by Gene Medler of the North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble, and studied with many masters of the previous generation.
She is so accomplished that you wonder how she fits it all into one lifetime. Dorrance was a member of “Stomp,” the Off-Broadway show that is all percussion. She worked on the “Charlie’s Angel’s/Chasing the Bird” movie and Ayodele Casel’s “Diary of a Tap Dancer.”
Michelle has done commissions for the Martha Graham Dance Company, Vail Dance Festival, American Ballet Theatre and New York City Center. She choreographed Broadway’s “Flying Over Sunset” at the Lincoln Center Theater in 2021.
Dorrance is a 2018 Doris Duke Artist, 2017 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, and 2015 MacArthur Fellow. @mashdeez