Caleb Teicher

Watching Caleb Teicher’s fluidity, precision, and  insouciant charisma, it’s difficult to fathom that he might not have pursued  dance if not for an all-boys’ tap class offered by Jennifer Dell. I’m sure he was scared to go into a dancing studio filled with girls. But tap dance he  does, with a gyroscopic ease and panache that belie his 18 years, evoking his  inspiration Gene Kelly, whom he cites along with teacher/mentor David Rider. The  Mahopac, NY–born Teicher has taken the stage with Michelle Dorrance at Danspace  Project in New York, where he garnered new fans, and has performed choreography  by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Jason Samuels Smith among others. While a  complete natural at tap, he’s not limited to it; he also studies ballet, Horton,  jazz/theater, and more in NYC. A 2011 Bessie Award winner for outstanding  individual performance, see him do just that in Michelle Dorrance and Adam  Metzger’s Stampede at Symphony Space in NYC this month.

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