Michelle Dorrance, performance at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.
Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, is one of the most
sought after tap dancers of her generation and "one of the most
imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker). A 2012
Princess Grace Award Winner, 2012 Field Dance Fund Recipient, and 2011 Bessie
Award Winner, Dorrance performs, teaches and choreographs throughout the world.
She has toured with the off-Broadway hit show STOMP, performed at
the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2001 Cannes Film Festival, danced in festivals
around the world, and shared the stage with the likes of Dianne Walker, Savion
Glover, Harold Cromer, Jason Samuels Smith and many others. Dorrance Dance's
mission aims to help audiences view tap dance, a beautiful, old jazz form, in a
new and dynamically compelling context, not by stripping the form of its
tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually.