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Nathan Balser

Young Ambassadors Artistic Director, Contemporary Area Coordinator, Associate Professor
Full-Time Faculty

1132 RB

Area: Contemporary, Music Dance Theatre (MDT)

Nathan Balser, originally from Springville, UT, with an MFA from the University of Utah, is an associate professor of dance at Brigham Young University (BYU). Nathan currently teaches contemporary dance and musical theatre dance techniques and theories. His research focuses on artistic direction and choreography. As a professor at BYU he has choreographed The Count of Monte Cristo, Wonderland, The Young Ambassadors, and Contemporary Dance Theatre. He has choreographed Sundance Summer Theatre’s productions of Oklahoma, The Music Man, Seven Brides… Brothers, and Annie Get Your Gun and Hale Center Theatre’s productions of Peter and the Starcatcher and Civil War. Nathan performed on Broadway in the original cast of Promises, Promises with Kristin Chenoweth, 9 to 5: The Musical with Allyson Janney, Damn Yankees, and Legally Blonde. He toured nationally with Mamma Mia!, Minsky’s and Peter Pan. He’s been seen on 6 Tony Award Programs and several Kennedy Center Honors Programs on CBS. Nathan also danced with choreographers and groups including Repertory Dance Theatre, Odyssey Dance, Molissa Fenley, John Malashock, Scott Rink, and Utah Regional Ballet. He is a consultant at Utah Conservatory of the Performing Arts (COPA) where he is privileged to work with some of Utah’s most promising young performers. Nathan is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. He enjoys camping, fishing and gardening; but most of all his wife and four kids.

Research Interests:
Contemporary Choreography, Musical Theatre Choreography, Dance Performance, Artistic Direction

Recent Projects:
Contemporary Dance Study Abroad, BYU’s China Spectacular, CDT’s European Festival Experience