Over the last 10 years Nathan’s professional career has taken him all over the United States and the world. He has danced for such companies as Eugene Ballet/Ballet Idaho, Oklahoma City Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, LazarBallet NYC and Rebecca Kelly Ballet. He has worked with many choreographers based in New York City, and has been featured as a guest artist throughout the United States.
In 2010 Nathan had the opportunity to join The National Ballet Theatre of Croatia as a Soloist where he danced The Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Hilarion in Giselle along with featured roles in Bournonville’s Napoli and Valentina Turcu’s Carmen. While with the National Ballet Theatre, Nathan also had the opportunity to perform in Italy, Germany and throughout Croatia.
|————————–||Nathan Bland as Hilarion with The National Ballet Theatre of Croatia/Split
Upon returning to the United States, Nathan continued his freelance performing career working with such companies as Owen/Cox Dance Group of Kansas City and SENSEDANCE of New York City.
His association with Berks Ballet Theatre began in 2006 and in 2012, he became the owner and director of Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance. Nathan has always had a passion for teaching and enjoys passing along his knowledge of dance to the young dancers of our future.
Recently, Nathan attended a training with Revolutionary Principles of Movement under Ruth C. Petrinovic and Wes Chapman. Nathan believes with this added training he will be able to push his dancers to the next level with a better understanding of how the body works and preventing injuries throughout their training.
Nathan has been a choreographer for many years, most recently for Berks Ballet Theatre he has choreographed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Variations on a Theme. BBT’s annual production of The Nutcracker is co-choreographed by Nathan and Artistic Director, Kelly Barber.
Another annual event for BBTCD is the Youth America Grand Prix. 2016 will mark the fourth year BBTCD has attended, and Nathan will be taking the most participants yet.
Nathan is looking forward to the continued success and growth of Berks Ballet Theatre Conservatory of Dance and Berks Ballet Theatre.