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Diana Wortham Theater - Ashville, NC

Award-winning choreographer, dancer and director Michelle Dorrance is one of the most sought-after tap dancers of this generation. Praised by The New York Times as “a brilliant conductor,” Dorrance Dance’s riveting performances “push the boundaries of tap,” exposing its true form as music through motion. Learning the art of ballet from her mother, then excelling in percussive dance, Dorrance soon elevated the traditional jazzy form to new levels rhythmically, aesthetically and conceptually — founding her critically acclaimed company Dorrance Dance in 2011. In the years since, Dorrance Dance has wowed audiences with its racial, physical and stylistic diversity, as well as the unity of its dancers’ footwork.