We were lucky to catch Prince Credell of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) at City Center during a busy day of rehearsal for the compay’s appearance at Fall for Dance. (NDT will be back for a full engagement in November! Get tickets!) Prince talked to us about his experience working with the exciting range of contemporary choreographers who come through NDT, learning to dance as a character, and some of his proudest moments as a teacher of dance. Speaking with Prince was an absolute pleasure, and we can’t recommend more highly seeing him perform with one of the most impressive and innovative dance companies of today at City Center Nov 16th-19th.
Prince is from Bronx, NY, and began his formal training at The Ailey School. After graduating from LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts he continued his studies at the San Francisco Ballet School. Subsequently, Prince joined Ailey II. Since then, Prince has danced with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, and currently Nederlands Dance Theater.
Prince has worked as a guest artist for Complexions Contemporary Ballet as well as the project Jacoby and Pronk. In 2006, he received the Isadora Duncan Award. He is a dynamic and powerful presence on stage with a graceful fluidity.