Taylor Gordon has danced with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet at Lincoln Center, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Off-Broadway & National Tour of Angelina Ballerina, The Musical, Exit 12 Dance Company, Jeremy McQueen/Jacob's Pillow, Cirque Le Masque, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences, Albano Ballet, New American Youth Ballet, Untitled|Collective, Push Factor Dance Company, DTW's Studio Series/Oren Barnoy, Felice Lesser Dance Theater, Trainor Dance, and in numerous concert & promotional performances around NYC.
She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and Ballet Academy East NYC (performing as a student with each respective major company), with summers at ABT, Miami City Ballet, and Complexions. She is an AGMA & AGVA member.
Taylor is also a freelance writer and received a BA in Communication Arts and Masters Degree in Publishing by age 20. She has written for Dance Teacher, Pointe, Dancer Magazine, movmnt, M Life Magazine, Quick & Simple, ExploreDance.com, Veterans Advantage, and has interned at publications including The New Yorker. She has taught Dance History for The School for Young Performers and Ballet 4 Adults Certification.
An American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor certified in Pilates and the former New York City Ballet Workout, Taylor teaches regularly at Pilates on Fifth, Crunch, Gramercy Pilates, United Nations Ballet Club, Third Street Music School Settlement, and privately. She works as Associate Director of the semiannual Performing in NY Showcases at The Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Taylor also provides administrative support, publicity consultation, and web design services to several artists and dance companies.
"On that big stage Ms. Gordon does indeed seem the star..." -New York Times
Freelance Dancer, Writer, Teacher in NYC
Twyla Tharp Summer Workshop NYC, July 2014
Cirque Le Masque Canadian Tour May 2014
Angelina Ballerina, The Musical Off-Broadway
Ballet for Young Audiences "Snow White" May 2014
Felice Lesser Dance Theater April 2014
Angelina Ballerina National Tour
Jeremy McQueen / Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Festival
Metropolitan Opera / ABT's Romeo & Juliet Super
Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2012
Metropolitan Opera Ballet / Manon on PBS (view at 30:00 here)
"Gordon is a pirouetting blaze of energy, accomplishment and aspiration." -Huffington Post
Taylor was featured in the New York Times
Sunday Arts & Leisure Section July 18, 2010:
by Claudia La Rocco.
Audio/Slideshow here. "Week in Culture" photo here.
"Follow your dreams." But why be a follower when you can be a leader?
Photos by Laura Keller & Brian Mengini