Photos by Evan Wawrzyniak and Joe Lambie


Founded in 2012, Nickerson-Rossi Dance is a bi-coastal company with hubs in Philadelphia, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles. Artistic Director, Michael Nickerson-Rossi’s work is filled with complex intricacies that unravel through a beautifully orchestrated mixture of artistic movement and emotional freedom. Nickerson-Rossi Dance creates equal opportunities for pre-professional and professional dancers through programming created by Michael Nickerson-Rossi. Passionate with education and heavily involved with outreach involving professional dance companies, universities, high schools and dance conservatories, both nationally and internationally.

Nickerson-Rossi was formerly titled Creative Director of Dance at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs 2015/2016 and at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 2016/2017, producing three performances annually. Nickerson-Rossi is proud to announce his most recent partnership with Coachella Valley Repertory in Cathedral City, California. Beginning summer 2019.

Nickerson-Rossi Dance was nominated to perform at the 20th Annual Choreography Festival Award at the McCallum Theater, with work "Second Skin."

Nickerson-Rossi Dance is highly sought after and has performed works at renowned venues, events and business corporations commission such as: Maserati of the Main Line, Porsche of the Main Line, Palm Springs Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theatre, Cape Cod Dance Festival in the Provinceland Amphitheater, Marsee Theatre - Center for the Arts, McCallum Theatre, Barclay Theatre, New York Live Arts, the Royal Theater (Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy), among many others.

Bravo! to our board and committee team for their brilliance:

*Michael Childers

*Jennifer Horan-Kates

*Char An Ireland

*Patti Lenzer

*Kenneth Burnet

*Laurie Bianchin

Photo by Joe Lambie
Mission Statement

Nickerson-Rossi Dance is a bi-coastal contemporary/modern dance company who engages, inspires, and ignites the senses by enriching the lives of artists and enthusiasts alike through quality dance programming, education, and outreach.

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