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Michael, a dynamic dancer/choreographer/master teacher due to his training in modern, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop founded Nickerson-Rossi Dance in 2012. He has since premiered work in San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Tempe, Miami Beach, Palm Springs, Philadelphia, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, New York and Belize. In July 2014, Nickerson-Rossi Dance was commissioned to perform “Deeply Rooted” in the Cape Cod Dance Festival
in Provincetown, MA alongside the Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor, American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet and others. In February 2015, the company premiered “CHECKMATE”, their newest evening length work at the Helene Galen Performing Arts Center in Rancho Mirage, CA. His latest and most powerful works “Past and Present” were performed at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum in 2016 where he served as Creative Director of Dance. Most recently Michael has created, Nickerson-Rossi Dance "The Conservatory" in Downingtown, Pa. Nickerson-Rossi is grateful for the company’s bi-coastal & international recognition and the opportunity to teach master classes in universities and with professional companies and studios. Michael is ardent about the company’s outreach program, entitled uNdeRstanD, which is a platform of education for youth designed to provide both physical and emotional liberty through the medium of dance, which culminates into a unique theater presentation, with students in performance alongside professional dancers. Michael’s work has been recognized as profound and it is with this passion he is building the Palm Springs Dance Festival, with the aim of making it the most sought out dance venue in the west coast.