Palm Springs Dance Festival

  • Helene Galen Performing Arts Center (Mainstage) 31001 Rattler Road Rancho Mirage, CA, 92270 United States

Come and see what Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Creative Director of Dance for the Palm Springs Dance Festival, has created for our Emerging Talent/Student Spotlight performance on March 3!  Dive into the ambitious and talented minds of Michael and Festival Educational Director, Chad Allen Ortiz, as they premier original works performed by talented students spanning from high school through college level and including professional dance.  

Nickerson-Rossi Dance, a bi-coastal dance company,  is proud to present “Second Skin”, rounding out the progressive program with high quality professional repertoire; a duet is beautifully and powerfully danced by NRD principle dancer, Chad Allen Ortiz, and Italian native, Lorenzo Pagano, “Male rising Star” recipient and soloist from the Martha Graham Dance Company.  Student performances include Santa Monica College, Temecula Valley High School, A.B. Miller Dance Conservatory, Rancho Mirage High School, Shannon Cooper’s Academy of Dance (east coast), Chester Valley Dance Academy (east coast), Orange Coast College, Dance with Miss Lindsay Studio(local), and Pacific Dance.  

Visit The Palm Springs Dance Festival Website for more information on other exciting programming including Master Classes!

Students and Seniors:

Please be prepared to show an I.D at the door.

The Helene Galen Performing Arts Center is a registered 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

Box Office: 760.202.6482


31001 Rattler Road

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270