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One of Dance Magazines Top 25, Caleb Teicher: Suave with a Groove

Caleb Teicher ~ Photo: Christopher Duggan

As adorable as they come, you can immediately sense the charm in this young, talented dancer who taps out rhythms as elegantly as the greats, but with a thoroughly updated sensibility.

Teicher started dancing when he was 10, taking classes with Jennifer Dell in an all boy’s tap class.  He was taken by the art form and became even more serious when he chose to study privately with the man who became his mentor, David Rider.   Teicher also studied at the School at Jacob’s Pillow for Tap and Jazz/Musical Theatre and with the NFAA’s YoungArts program where he won a silver award in dance.  He recently won a 2011 Bessie Award for outstanding individual performance and continues to expand himself as an artist by studying ballet, jazz, and the demanding Lester Horton technique.

In addition to his solo dancing, Teicher has danced with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, has toured with the company Tap Kids, and is a member of Michelle Dorrance’s company, Dorrance Dance.  He made his debut as an actor and choreographer in the NY Fringe production of “The Seed of Abraham” and now has his own troupe, Caleb Teicher & Company, which is making its debut at NY’s Symphony Space in a showcase of percussive dance called Stam-Pede.

Gia Courlas of the NY Times describes Teicher as “a sleek dancer who possesses a beguiling combination of relaxed upper body with switchblade feet.”  With his calm and collected cool, Caleb Teicher is ‘suave with a groove’ incarnate, and it’s no wonder that Dance Magazine has chosen him as one of the top 25 to watch in 2012.

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