Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Artistic Director

Michael Nickerson-Rossi


The Apprenticeship Program is back and is seeking to work with dancers between the ages of 18 - 24 for a two-week experience filled with masterclasses, repertoire, and the closing performance. Dancers will work with the internationally renowned Artistic Director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, his company dancers, and additional guest Artistic Directors to learn and perform three pieces from the company repertoire.

July 18th - July 31st, 2022 | Palm Springs, CA 

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Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD), a professional internationally touring contemporary dance company and a non-profit 501(c)(3). NRD includes a world-renowned educational faculty that provides comprehensive dance education for youth at their Palm Springs Dance Academy. NRD provides outreach programs for the under-served communities of Riverside County and the nation at large with educational, therapeutic, and professional dance programming. NRD presents the Palm Springs International Dance Festival, a platform that encompasses all of its programs, that is a four-day annual event bringing students and art patrons of diverse backgrounds from across the nation together into Palm Springs, California. NRD aims to engage, inspire and ignite the mind, senses, and body by using dance as a language to reach the multicultural community at large. 

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The Palm Springs Dance Academy (PSDA) is the official school of the Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company. The Academy's mission is to provide comprehensive dance education for pre-professional dancers and to serve the community with enrichment, outreach, home school, and after-school dance programs. The faculty at Palm Springs Dance Academy will nurture and stimulate intellectual, artistic, and technical creativity.

2nd Annual Summer Showcase
May 21, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Nickerson-Rossi's Dance House,
611 S Palm Canyon Dr Suite 11, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
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Spring Series 2022

6th Annual Spring "Gala"

March 26th - April 3rd, 2022

Fall Series 2022

Celebrating Palm Springs Pride

November 3rd - 6th, 2022


The Palm Springs International Dance Festival (PSIDF) exists to provide a platform for dance artists to produce and share their work, enhance the local communities of the Coachella Valley’s understanding of concert dance, provide comprehensive education to youth, to cultivate the sustainability of concert dance, and to celebrate diversity and world cultures.