611 South Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264
Under the guidance of Artistic Director Michael Nickerson-Rossi, who has provided residency work and is adjunct professor at prestigious institutions such as NYU, Princeton Ballet ( American Repertory Ballet ), Johns Hopkins University-Peabody Conservatory BFA Dance and Drexel. The faculty at Palm Springs Dance Academy will nurture and stimulate intellectual, artistic and technical creativity.
The Palm Springs Dance Academy ( PSDA ), the official school of the Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company, was created for the gifted young dance artist in recognition of their need for highly specialized and rigorous training. The mission of the Academy is to prepare young talent for the intense competition they will meet in colleges, conservatories, and the professional dance world.
The Academy provides a comprehensive dance education for pre-professional dancers to train among industry leaders in a curriculum of in-depth studies that includes; concert dance, theory, composition, and pedagogy. Students will receive valuable performance opportunities that will include, but are not limited to; traveling and performing company repertoire offered annually through auditions.
"We Articulate Movement...Our students will be well equipped to self advocate for both professional / college tracks."
Train in the following core classes:
Add on Elective Classes:
Academy Schedule runs:
September 7th 2020 - June 4th, 2021
End of the year performance:
End of June 2021
Holidays off include:
November 25th - 29th, 2020
December 19th 2020 - January 3rd, 2021
April 1st - 4th, 2021
Interested in enrolling at the Academy?
Contact one of the Academy Directors at