Gallim: Virtual Happy Hour - Oct

Featured Guest Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance
Past event
Oct 21, 2020
Michelle Dorrance

Join choreographer, artistic director and Gallim founder Andrea Miller and featured guest Michelle Dorrance, Artistic Director, Dorrance Dance for a live-streamed happy hour conversation about the evolving field of dance and the arts.



Michelle Dorrance (Dorrance Dance Artistic Director/Choreographer/Dancer) is a New York City–based artist. Mentored by Gene Medler (North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble), she studied under many of the last master hoofers. Career highlights include: STOMP, Derick Grant’s Imagine Tap!, Jason Samuels Smith’s Charlie’s Angels/Chasing the Bird, Ayodele Casel’s Diary of a Tap Dancer, Mable Lee’s Dancing Ladies, and playing bass for Darwin Deez. Company work includes: Savion Glover’s Ti Dii, Manhattan Tap, Barbara Duffy and Co., JazzTap Ensemble, and Rumba Tap. Solo work ranges from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to commissions for the Martha Graham Dance Company and American Ballet Theatre. A 2018 Doris Duke Artist, 2017 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, and 2015 MacArthur Fellow, Dorrance is humbled to have been acknowledged and supported by United States Artists, the Joyce Theater, New York City Center, the Alpert Awards, Jacob’s Pillow, Princess Grace Foundation, The Field, American Tap Dance Foundation, and the Bessie Awards. Dorrance holds a B. A. from New York University and is a Capezio Athlete.