Dorrance Dance

Dorrance Dance aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context; not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it: rhythmically, aesthetically, and conceptually. Founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance's inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.” The company has since performed at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, The Kennedy Center, New York City Center's Fall For Dance Festival, Danspace Project, Fira Tarrega, Spoleto Festival USA, The Yard, The Broad Stage, Symphony Space, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (CHRP), The Barcelona Tap Festival, The DC Tap Festival, The North Carolina Rhythm Tap Festival, The Soul to Sole Festival, Beantown Tap Festival’s “On Tap!, Carolina Performing Arts' Memorial Hall, for White Bird in Portland’s Schnitzer Hall, and tap dance festivals throughout the world, all to rave reviews.