Michelle Dorrance is a New York based tap dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher and director. A 2015 MacArthur Fellow, 2014 Alpert Award winner, 2013 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award winner, 2012 Princess Grace Award Winner, and both a 2015 and 2011 Bessie Award Winner, Michelle is the Founder and Artistic Director of Dorrance Dance. She is “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today” (The New Yorker).
Each summer the Vail Dance Festival hosts a Master Class Series giving dance students from the Vail Valley and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn and gain invaluable dance experience from world-class dancers and instructors.
Please understand that ALL classes will be taught at an advanced level and are intended for pre-professional students
Proper dance shoes are required for each class. No rings, dangling earrings, or necklaces. Hair should be neatly pulled back into a bun or pony tail.
Solid colored leotard, pink or white tights and ballet shoes; demi skirt optional.
Solid colored t-shirt, dance pants or tights, and ballet shoes.
Class Participation ticket sales close at 8:00pm the night before the class.
ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
All PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN OR HAVE A GUARDIAN SIGN A WAIVER PRIOR TO JOINING CLASS
If your guardian is unable to attend the class and sign your waiver, please email the organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a waiver emailed to you prior to the event.
Festival Fan Club
The Festival Fan Club is available year-round and includes early access ticketing for Dance for $20.17 along with other great benefits! For more information about the Fan Club call 970. 777.2015
Community Arts Access
To learn more about attending a performance through our Community Arts Access program or providing support to eliminate socioeconomic barriers to the arts, please contact Cathy Heller.