Taylor Gordon (AGMA/AGVA) is a professional dancer in NYC, where she has performed on some of the biggest stages of the dance world. Carving her own path as a freelancer, she works with a variety of companies & shows in effort to land as much stage time as possible. Her extensive ballet background has led to work in classical, contemporary, commercial, modern, and musical theater genres. 

 

Taylor recently performed at Carnegie Hall and toured to Japan, India, and Bali. Prior to that, in 2017 she danced at The Kennedy Center in Misty Copeland's Ballet Across America program with The Black Iris Project and in the show "Dancing Queen" with Spirit Productions. She spent 4 seasons with The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and has performed at Lincoln Center with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Off-Broadway and national tour of Angelina Ballerina The Musical, internationally with Spirit Productions, TUI Cruises & Cirque Le Masque, at Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance Theater Workshop. She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School, and Ballet Academy East and has danced with Exit 12 Dance Company, American Swiss Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences, and Felice Lesser Dance Theater among other concert companies. She appeared on PBS Great Performance at the Met Live in HD, MTV’s “Made,” The Today Show, and has been featured in Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair Online, The Huffington Post, and Dance Spirit. She has performed as far as Japan, China, India, Europe, and The Philippines.

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Training

Boston Ballet School, The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet Academy East,

Summers:  Twyla Tharp, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Complexions

​Voice: Jan Horvath, Bettina Sheppard (mezzo-soprano)

Acting: William Esper Studios (summer), The Barrow Group

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DANCER

Classical Repertoire

 Balanchine’s “Divertimento No. 15,” “Raymonda Variations,” “Symphony Contertante,” and “The Nutcracker,” Lionel Hoche’s “Manon,” Lew Christiansen’s “Con Amore,” Cynthia Gregory’s “Swan Lake,” Bournonville’s “Napoli,” Don Quixote, La Bayadere, Coppelia, L'Histoire du Soldat, Le Corsaire, Giselle, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nutcracker, Paquita, Peter Rabbit, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides, Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, Apres Degas, and Pirates (principal).

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Contemporary Repertoire

Original and repertory roles in Twyla Tharp’s “Surfer at the River Styx” and “Sweet Fields,” Jeremy McQueen’s "Madiba" at The Kennedy Center & NYC Summer Stages, "Garden of Dreams" at The Rockefeller Estate, “Concerto Nuovo,” "Black Iris," and "Au Bord de L'eau" at Jacob’s Pillow, American Swiss Ballet repertoire, Oren Barnoy’s “Team Leader” at Dance Theater Workshop, Felice Lesser's "Funding the Arts, "Brian Reeder’s “Beat Goes On,” Christopher D’Amboise’s “On the Edge,” Roman Baca’s “Homecoming,” “Conflict(ed),” and "Yarjuun," Rebecca Kelly’s “Travelers” and “Writing in Water,” Jacqui Young’s “Women’s Strength,” Ned Kinter’s “The Water Goblin” and “Spring Song,” Eric Ragan’s “Squashed Fairies,” Barbara Brandt’s “Cedar Creek,” Ian Colless’ “Ripple.2,” Michael Wright's "Re-evolution," Angela Scimonelli's "Sometimes, Silence," Andrew Harper's "Odyssey."

They say, "Follow your dreams." But why be a follower when you can be a leader?

(C) 2017 Taylor Gordon. Photos by M. Shi, L. Keller, B. Mengini, A. Rana, K. Richardson, N. Valero, C. Banks, D. Santana

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