Diversity of Dance Company Member - Modern Rep
Nathaniel Hunt (Glen Burnie, MD) began his dance training at Glen Burnie High School under the direction of Dianne Rosso. While in high school, his passion for dance performance and choreography was strongly cultivated and supported by Ms. Rosso and her Dance for the Athletes Program. Her encouragement lead him to study at Design In Motion Dance Studio in Gambrills, MD under the guidance of Colette Cross, and Spotlight Studio of Dance in Millersville, MD directed by Wynette McGovern. Post high school graduation, Mr. Hunt ventured to New York City to continue his artistic and educational studies. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Long Island University, Brooklyn under the direction of Dana Hash-Campbell.
Mr. Hunt studied as a scholarship student at the Ailey School, Earl Mosley’s Institute for the Arts, and the Joffrey Ballet School. He also attended The School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Program and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s 360˚ program. He has worked with choreographers Ronald K. Brown, Alexandra Damiani, Manuel Vignoulle, and Larry Keigwin. Mr. Hunt is a recipient of a Maryland Distinguished Scholar of the Arts Award, the Alvin Ailey Scholarship Award, and the Award for Excellence in the Arts Program from the National Society of Arts and Letters (in association with The Kennedy Center). Mr. Hunt has performed works by Bill T. Jones, Robert Battle, Dwight Rhoden, and Alvin Ailey. He has performed with Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, Maria Bauman's MBDance, and has been a rehearsal director/assistant for Hope Boykin Dance.
As an educator and creator, Mr. Hunt has taught and choreographed at numerous dance establishments including dance studios, intensives, high schools, and collegiate institutions within the United States. His choreography was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. at the National College Dance Festival in 2012. Mr. Hunt has had the esteemed honor in working closely with the current Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist, Matthew Rushing. While working with Mr. Rushing on copious projects, Mr. Hunt has helped in setting choreography on the students of the Ailey School as well as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Recently, he was a member of Ailey II, the second company to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mr. Hunt is excited to announce that he will be joining Ballet Hispánico in January 2017.