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Nicholas Van Young

Associate Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance,
Nicholas Van Young is a dancer, musician, choreographer, and a 2014 Bessie Award recipient. He began his professional career at age 16 under Acia Gray and Deirdre Strand with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Texas, eventually rising to principal dancer and resident choreographer. Since moving to New York he has performed with Manhattan Tap, RumbaTap, Dorrance Dance, and Beat the Donkey; he has toured as a drummer for Darwin Deez; and he spent almost a decade performing with STOMP, where he performed the lead role and acted as rehearsal director. Young tours both nationally and internationally teaching and performing at various tap festivals, and founded Sound Movement dance company and IFTRA, the Institute for the Rhythmic Arts. He is thrilled to have found a home with Dorrance Dance, co-creating and developing ETM: Double Down, and the Guggenheim Rotunda Project, both collaborative efforts with Michelle Dorrance.

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Class with Nicholas Van Young

Sunday 6:00-7:15PM

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Panel Discussion

Saturday 6:00-7:15PM

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Panel Discussion

Sunday 4:30-5:45PM

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Panel Discussion

Sunday 9:00-10:15AM

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Panel Discussion

Sunday 1:30-2:45PM

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Panel Discussion

Sunday 7:30-8:45PM