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Nick Kepley, Creative Director/Artistic Associate

Nick Kepley joined BDL in 2015, and brings over 10 years of experience in the areas of performance, marketing, artistic programming and non-profit fund-raising/management. He spent four years dancing professionally with Ballet Austin and Kansas City Ballet. Broadway/NY credits include Mary Poppins, Cinderella (Asst. Choreographer), Waitress (Asst. Choreographer), Camelot (Lincoln Center), and American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (Joyce Theatre). After completing an internship with Time Out New York, Kepley went on to serve as a copy editor for Ballet Austin and has been published on Ballet News UK. In 2010, he founded MOTION Dance Theatre and served as Artistic Director and Chief Creative Officer until 2015. During his tenure, Kepley successfully guided MOTION to double its annual operating budget, and was responsible for promoting and publicizing new initiatives and programs through traditional and digital media. Kepley is the producer, editor, and host of BDL’s monthly podcast, In Step, which explores the practice and process of becoming a choreographer. www.nickkepley.com