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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Michael Nickerson-Rossi, founder of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, is a dynamic dancer/choreographer/master teacher. Nationally, he has premiered work in San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Miami Beach, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, New York, and internationally, Belize and Italy. In July 2014, Nickerson-Rossi Dance created and performed “Deeply Rooted” in the Cape Cod Dance Festival in Provincetown, MA alongside the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and others. In February 2015, the company premiered “CHECKMATE”, their newest evening length work at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. In 2016, Michael produced “Past and Present,” a performance in the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum, where he also served as the Creative Director of Dance 2015/2016. Michael transitioned to the east coast, where he served as Creative Director of Dance and resident dance company for the, Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center, in Chester County in 2016/2017.

 

 

Michael's work was commissioned in the: Alex Theater, McCallum Theatre, Annenberg Theater, Marsee Theater - Center for the Arts, Royal Theater (Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy), New York Live Arts, Barclay Theater, among many others.​

 

 

Michael has worked with 14 universities and community colleges such as: California State University Fullerton, Fresno State University, College of Charleston, West Chester University, Arizona State University, Texas State A&M University, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica Community College, Santa Ana College, El Camino College, and many more. Michael also was a guest instructor of multiple American College Dance Association (formerly American College Dance Festival).

 

 

Commercial Industries commissioned include: Porsche, Maserati, Marshalton Inn, and Anthony's Cucina and Fresca.

 

 

Michael is ardent about the company’s outreach program, entitled uNdeRstanD, which is a platform of education for youth designed to provide both physical and emotional liberty through the medium of dance. Students are given the opportunity to perform alongside professional dancers. Michael’s work has been recognized as profound and it is with this passion he founded the Palm Springs Dance Festival.

 

 

Nickerson-Rossi is grateful for the company’s bi-coastal & international recognition and the opportunity to teach master classes to professionals and in universities.

 

 

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