Michelle Dorrance Took Over the Guggenheim Rotunda, And It Was Genius

Michelle Dorrance isn’t a MacArthur-certified “Genius” for nothing. Last night at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, she premiered the first ever Works & Process Rotunda Project, a brand new initiative announced last summer that commissions site-specific work specifically for the Guggenheim’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Rotunda. (Next up: Daniil Simkin.) Dorrance’s project, in collaboration with fellowMore »

Michelle Dorrance and 7 Other Dance Events on Tap at the Guggenheim

Though New York City’s Guggenheim Museum is principally a destination for modern- and contemporary-art enthusiasts, its dance programming seems to be getting beefier each season. This week, details were released for two site-specific events we’re practically drooling over. Tapper extraordinaire Michelle Dorrance and American Ballet Theatre pyrotechnic wonderboy Daniil Simkin will perform in the museum’s iconic rotunda.More »

Michelle Dorrance Receives $625,000—No Strings Attached

One day in September, Michelle Dorrance received multiple calls from an unlisted number. She ignored them, assuming they were from a creditor to collect on her dance company’s crippling credit card debt. But the caller was persistent, and Dorrance eventually answered. The mysterious person on the line asked if she was somewhere she could receiveMore »

One The Rise: Michelle Dorrance

Onstage, 25-year-old Michelle Dorrance exudes warmth while hitting hard. Hitting, in case, you didn’t know, is how a tap dancer’s foot lands on the floor. Dorrance, who appeared with Savion Glover and his Ti Dii group last winter, also has that particular looseness every notable tap dancer has—a swing that extends from the hips toMore »