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
Dorrance Dance, one of New York’s leading tap dance companies, celebrates its 10th Anniversary, and 92NY’s 150th Anniversary, with a performance of “SOUNDspace,” the Company’s signature piece, and new works by Company members; in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y in the Upper East Side; on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7pm. From $20. 🇺🇸
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
For more information, visit dorrancedance.com