Dorrance Dance




Performing Arts Center
An innovative dance company founded by Michelle Dorrance combines traditional tap with new, cutting-edge choreography.

“…pushes the boundaries of tap while exposing its true nature: that it is music” -The New York Times

This electrifying company’s inaugural performance garnered a Bessie Award for “blasting open our notions of tap.”

Dorrance Dance was founded by Artistic Director, 2015 MacArthur Fellow, and 2018 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient , Michelle Dorrance. In less than a decade, the company has established an identity that honors tap dance’s uniquely American history in a new, dynamic, and compelling context—blending traditional technique with cutting-edge choreography and inventive rhythms.
The astounding skill and exuberance of this show-stopping group continues to thrill audiences and challenge expectations every time they take the stage. 

Featured songs include:

Jungle Blues – music by Branford Marsalis Quartet
Three to One – music by Aphex Twin, Thom Yorke
Myelination – original live music


$75/ $45 / $30


The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
Box office hours Wednesday – Friday noon to 6pm