The Daniel Nagrin Theatre, Film & Dance Foundation lauds Nic Herring-Harman as the 2020 Nagrin Fellow at Arizona State University. We’re fortunate to support such a talented and dedicated fellowship recipient.
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Nicholas ‘Nic’ Herring-Harman is a third-year MFA Candidate in Dance at Arizona State University. Nic’s current project, Manopoly: The Documentary, includes a cast of 16 male dancers and is a documentary-style dance film that seeks to articulate and contextualize the experiences of postsecondary male dance students and their navigation(s) of gender and identity. Manopoly: The Documentary, will premiere a culminating post-modern contemporary dance piece. To the audience: “I hope that this project opens up opportunities for conversation and reflection inside and outside of dance studies.”
Creating this piece has been a collaboration in all aspects; featuring music by Adam Crawley, Photography by Josh Gutierrez, and Filmography by Lawrence Fung.
Michael “Nic” Herring-Harman began his dance training at Motivation 2 Dance in Indianapolis, IN and continued training and performing with the Anderson Young Ballet Theatre and Ball State Dance Theatre while receiving his degree in Dance Performance from Ball State University and later obtaining his Professional Educator’s License in Dance Education. He will obtain the Dance Teaching Artist Praxis Graduate Certificate upon the completion of his MFA degree (Spring 2021).
Upon immediate completion of his undergraduate career, Nic performed as a member of the iLuminate (As seen on TV’s “America’s Got Talent”) Dance Company in Atlanta, GA; touring throughout the US and overseas. While also living in Atlanta, Nic performed with the Atlanta Jazz Theatre and Dan & Co. Studios, Gotta Dance Atlanta, and trained with the Georgia Ballet. In Indiana, Nic performed with the American Cabaret Theatre (“Swing,” “The Wiz”), Indianapolis Civic Theatre (“West Side Story”), and Regional Dance America. Nic’s choreography has been seen on many stages including Clowes Hall (Butler University), the Indiana Dance Festival (Fort Wayne, IN), Rohrman Performing Arts Center, and Hendricks Regional Health Performing Arts Center. In Arizona, Nic has performed at the Tempe Center For The Arts and Margaret Gisolo Theater (located on ASU’s campus).
Nic is currently on the faculty and staff at AZ Dance Medicine Specialists, teaches Contemporary Ballet I at ASU, and choreographs for the Arizona State Sun Devil Marching Band as well as FeniX Independent Winterguard. Past teaching experience includes directing the Dance Programs at Lafayette Jefferson High School (Lafayette, IN) and Avon High School (Avon, IN), teaching Jazz I, Modern I, and Ballet I &II at ASU, working with numerous State Finalist Dance Teams, IHSCGA Winter Clinic, Avon Winds, Gateway Percussion, Jefferson High School Bands, the Corona del Sol band/color guard, and many other performing arts pageantries.