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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Michael Nickerson-Rossi, founder of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, is a dynamic dancer/choreographer/master teacher. Nationally, he has premiered work in San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Miami Beach, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, New York, and internationally, Belize and Italy. In July 2014, Nickerson-Rossi Dance created and performed “Deeply Rooted” in the Cape Cod Dance Festival in Provincetown, MA alongside the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and others. 

Michael's work was commissioned by the Alex Theater,  McCallum Theatre, Annenberg Theater, Marsee Theater - Center for the Arts, Royal Theater (Teatro Regio, Torino, Italy), New York Live Arts,  Barclay Theater,  and many others.​

Michael has worked with 14 universities and community colleges, such as California State University Fullerton, Fresno State University, College of Charleston, West Chester University, Arizona State University, Texas State A&M University, Loyola Marymount University, Santa Monica Community College, Santa Ana College, El Camino College, and many more. Commercial Industries commissioned include Porsche, Maserati, Marshalton Inn, and Anthony's Cucina and Fresca.

Master Classes
with Nickerson-Rossi Dance


NRD 2 Rep 

Saturdays, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

November 3, 17 & 24

Master Class

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 PM

November 3, 17 & 24


Master Class

Mondays, 10:30-12:00 PM

November 19 & 26

Dates and times vary. For an up-to-date class schedule, please visit:


$17 per class

Cash, Venmo, and Checks Accepted

NRD 2 Rep Description:

Provides training and performance opportunities for pre-professional dancers age 13-17. If interested, email

Master Class Description: 

Michael Nickerson-Rossi's master class is said to be "An athletic release technique fostered by gravity allowing the dancer to experience various levels of space and momentum. We, as a class, will be challenged by expansion of movement that incorporates precision, fluidity and form, subtlety and bigness, that engages the dancers spacial intention. NRD is a company enriched with beautiful choreography, technically brilliant dancers and physically fit artists to uphold the challenging aesthetics of the repertoire."

For questions & to register contact:

Michael Nickerson-Rossi at

(562) 547-6453