Nathan Trice is the Artistic Director/Founder of nathantrice/RITUALS project-by-projectdance theater based in New York City.
Originally from Detroit, MI Nathan began his training in 1988 under the strict direction of Aulani Chun in San Diego, Ca. at Mesa College. While training, he simultaneously completed his remaining two years of a four and a half year contract with the U. S. Military Naval service. Upon completion of his Naval contract, he was accepted into the Alvin Ailey certificate program. Since completing the certificate program Nathan has worked with MOMIX, Complexions, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Kevin Iega Jeff, Donald Byrd/The Group, Burnt Sugar Arkistra, Forces of Nature Dance Co., and his own Co, Nathan Trice / RITUALS dance theater while continuing to freelance with an array of artists.Nathan continues to travel throughout the United States and abroad conducting residencies, master classes, workshops, lecture demonstrations and performances.
In 2001 Nathan went on to create the Recognizing Women Project with the intention of bridging the gap between art and academia. The project is an ongoing collaboration between company artists and college/university women studies departments. The objective of this project has been to create work with a focus on the social, political, emotional and psychological experiences of women. In its tenth year, the Recognizing Women Project continues to be one of Nathan’s most profound projects to date.
In 2004 Nathan was invited to LaGuardia High School Dance Department as a resident guest artist were he choreographed and taught the technique and approach to his style of movement. As a result, the chair’s dance department initiated a Senior Solo commissioning agreement with Mr. Trice’s company for their annual graduating class. These solos are designed to demonstrate to any college or university the artistry, technique and talent of each student. The student’s we’ve worked with have been successfully accepted into some of the best college and university dance departments in the nation.
The high school residency essentially inspired Nathan to develop and create an annual three-week Summer Dance Intensive program in New York City. Since it’s 2007 inception the summer dance intensive has been designed for students that are interested in approaching dance/movement, theater and vocalization from a creative and exploratory perspective.
For the past 9 years Nathan has continued to serve as professor of dance at Long Island University’s dance department in Brooklyn New York. Mr. Trice has continued to receive commissions from the Ailey II Company, Dallas Black Dance Theater, The Herman Lavern Theater Group, Bermuda Dance Company, The Harkness Dance Festival, Aaron Davis Hall E-moves Festival, DNA’S In The Company of MEN and numerous Universities, Colleges and Performing Arts High schools.