photo by sally cohn

photo by sally cohn

TapTheYard: Caleb Teicher & company

Meet Ella and Small and Tall

Thursday July 5th 7:00 pm
Friday July 6th 7:00 pm
Location: The Yard Nanon Theater

$25 Adult
$15 Seniors, Students and Military
$5 Children under 12
Behind the Counter and Membership discounts apply

Bessie Award Winner Caleb Teicher will present two works – Meet Ella and Small and Tall as part of The Yard’s 6th Annual TapTheYard: A Vineyard Festival of Rhythm and Beats. In Meet Ella, Caleb Teicher collaborates with Nathan Bugh to bring new depth to Ella Fitzgerald's well-known catalogue through jazz dance forms. Caleb and Nathan stretch the boundaries and distill the essence of movement to jazz music. The “small” Macy Sullivan and “tall” Alicia Lundren pair their unlikely measurements with incredible humor and heart, using a mashup of vernacular jazz, tap, modern, and lame acrobatics. Small and Tall proves that when opposites attract, laughter ensues.


Caleb Teicher & Company presents new work that blends traditional American dance forms (Tap, Vernacular Jazz, Lindy Hop) in a modern context. Past engagements include The Joyce Theater, Works & Process @ Guggenheim Bilbao, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival’s Inside/Out Series, Gibney Dance, Queens College, Paris Jazz Roots, The Yard, LaMaMa E.T.C., PS21 Chatham, and the American Tap Dance Foundation, amongst others. 

Caleb Teicher began his dance career as a founding member of Michelle Dorrance’s celebrated company, Dorrance Dance, in 2011. He was awarded a 2011 Bessie Award for Outstanding Individual Performance for his work in Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ A Shared Evening at Danspace Project. Other favorite performance credits include The Chase Brock Experience, Syncopated City Dance Company, The Bang Group, Sally Silvers & Dancers, iLuminate, West Side Story (Int’l Tour and London), and Irma La Douce (City Center Encores). Currently an artist-in-residence at the American Tap Dance Foundation, he makes concert dance work under the banner of Caleb Teicher & Company. Teicher was named one of Dance Magazine’s 2012 “25 to Watch” and, recently, the winner of Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer” in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. He has been featured in Vogue, Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, and many other publications. Caleb has been a guest faculty member at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He also spends time as a guest soloist, a director/choreographer for interdisciplinary work, and as an instructor of tap dance and solo jazz for international festivals/workshops. Follow Caleb’s work at or on Instagram: @CalebTeicher