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Nicholas Palmquist



In his time in New York City, Nicholas Palmquist has had a variety of relationships with choreography. As a versatile dancer in his training, he has worked in several different venues and styles of dance. He is extremely proud to have worked with on intimate passion projects with choreographers like, Andy Blankenbuehler, Marcelo Gomes, Camille A. Brown and Josh Prince as an original member of Broadway Dance Lab, a company dedicated to process and method, without pressure of a final product. He was also a founding member of the newly reborn, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, where he recreated original Broadway works alongside Donna McKechnie, Wayne Cilento, Rob Ashford, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Gemze de Lappe, Robert Lafosse and again with Andy Blankenbuehler to name a few. He has worked on commercial projects like The New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, at Radio City Music Hall with renown choreographer Mia Michaels and the hit Netflix series, The Get Down, with legendary director, Baz Luhrmann, as well as dancing on alongside Kevin Bacon on The Tonight Show, and with Anna Kenrick on Saturday Night Live. He has walked in fashion shows for Kenzo/H&M collaborations directed by Jean-Paul Goude and choreographed by Sia’s exceptional choreographer, Ryan Huffington and he has danced multiple times for various companies in the prestigious Works and Process series at The Guggenheim Museum. As a burgeoning choreographer in his own right, Nicholas attempts to meld actor based music theatre story telling techniques with unconventional and athletic interpretations of music resulting in something that feels relatable, unique, commercial, and fun. Nicholas teaches intermediate/advanced levels of Commercial Jazz class at Steps on Broadway where an emphasis on style, story telling, and performing for a camera are taught. He has taught at Universities and studios across the country where this same emphasis is catered to new and different dancers. Nick’s next project will take him to Wichita Kansas where he will be returning, this time as choreographer, to Music Theater Wichita in Wichita Symphony Orchestra’s concert version of Carousel! Nicholas proudly performed in 15 shows with MTWichita, earning his equity card as well as exposure to myriad choreographers and their points of view!