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Tap Dancer Nicholas Young

A profile and fan site for New York City based professional tap dancer, choreographer, tap ensemble member, and tap dancing instructor Nicholas Young, also known as Nicholas Van Young. (not to be confused with Los Angeles based tap dancer Nick Young). See also more Tap Dancer Profiles and where to find more U.S. Tap Dancing resources.

STAGE NAME: Nicholas Young
FULL NAME: Nicholas Van Young
DATE OF BIRTH: January 31, 1978
CURRENT HOME: New York City, New York, United States
MOTHER: Linda Young Osborne (hand paints tap shoes)
SPOUSE: Carson Murphy

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Tap dancer Nicholas Van Young began his professional career performing with the Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Texas under the direction of Acia Gray and Deidre Strand. He eventually became the ensemble's resident choreographer and one their principal dancers.

Nicholas is also the founder and director of the Sound Movement Dance Company and the Institute for the Rhythmic Arts.

He collaborated with Michelle Dorrance on two projects: "ETM: The Initial Approach" and "ETM: Double Down". He toured with "STOMP" for nearly ten years. He performed with several other professional dance companies including Manhattan Tap, RumbaTap, and Dorrance Dance,

- Joined Tapestry Dance Company of Austin at age 16
- Performed as a lead dancer in "STOMP" for 9 years

- 2001 "Best Male Dancer" by Austin Critics Council
- 2003 "Best Choreography" by Austin Criticsa Council
- 2014 Bessie Award | Article |

Institute for the Rhythmic Arts
Founded by tap dancer and body percussionist Nicholas Young and his percussionist collaborators, John Angeles, and Doug Feig to cross train dancers, body rhythm artists, and musicians in each others disciplines.
Web Site | Facebook |

Sound Movement Dance Company
Performing tap dancing, music, and body percussion ensemble founded and directed by Nicholas Van Young.
Flyer for Sound Movemente Dance Company

Profiles of Nicholas Young
- Danse Dance Dot CA "Nicholas Young" Bio
- Broadway Dance Center "Nicholas Young" Faculty Bio
- Internet Movie Database "?" Listing
- Dorrance Dance Company Member Bios


Official Web Site of Nicholas Van Young
The official Web site of Nicholas Van Young, was formerly located at "nicholas van young dot com". That Web site is no longer online but you can still view it by connecting to:
Archived Copy of Nicholas Van Young Dot Com

Social Media Sites of Nicholas Van Young
- Facebook "Nicholas Van Young" Page
- Instagram "Nicholas Van Young" Page

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