Photo by Chad Allen Ortiz, Transparent Compositions


Founded in 2012, Nickerson-Rossi Dance is a bi-coastal company with hubs in Chester County and Philadelphia, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles, California. 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. The Company is passionate about education and heavily involved with outreach involving professional dance companies, universities, high schools and dance conservatories, both nationally and internationally. Nickerson-Rossi Dance creates equal opportunities for pre-professional and professional dancers through programming created by Michael Nickerson-Rossi.

Nickerson-Rossi was formerly titled Creative Director of Dance at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs in 2015/2016 and at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 2016/2017, producing three performances annually.

Nickerson-Rossi Dance was nominated for the 20th Annual Choreography Award at the McCallum Theater for the 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.

Full Throttle
Nickerson-Rossi Dance


Friday, August 10, 2018

8:30-9:30 PM

Optional VIP Reception at 7:30 PM


$50 VIP Reception + Performance

$18 General Admission

$10 Children 10 & Under

Artistic Director Michael Nickerson-Rossi of Nickerson-Rossi Dance is pleased to announce "Full Throttle" diving into Philadelphia's art community with dance works that will inspire and intrigue. Join the company and guest artists for a VIP pre-show champagne reception 7:30-8:30.


“Full Throttle” will include: a newly crafted choreographic journey with dancers from Nickerson-Rossi Dance Summer Series project "The Lab," "Eterno Ritorno", a quintet created by Martha Graham Dance Company Soloist, Lorenzo Pagano, "celestial spirit" created by awarding winning, critically acclaimed guest choreographer Jamie Nichols (Palm Springs Dance Festival 2018 Audience Choice Recipient) danced by Nickerson-Rossi Dance West soloist Heidi Buehler, and a powerful female duet from NRD's repertoire entitled, "With" choreographed by Michael Nickerson-Rossi. An additional highlight of the evening will be "Second Skin," which premiered in Torino, Italy at the Teatro Regio in 2016, danced by Lorenzo Pagano and Chad Allen Ortiz. 


The company encourages you to stay after the show and meet the artists. Thank you Philadelphia for joining us as we look forward to future events to share with NRD’s “new” arts community.

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