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Nathaniel “Nate” Hunt (he/him/his) is a dancer, educator, choreographer, model, and creative director. He graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in Dance from Long Island University - Brooklyn under the direction of Dana Hash-Campbell. While achieving his undergraduate degree, Nathaniel furthered his training with Joffrey Ballet, Cedarlake Contemporary Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow, and Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts all with partial or full scholarship.
Nathaniel has been a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Ailey II, Ballet Hispanico, Company XIV, Zvi Dance, Diversity of Dance, and Adaptations Dance Theater; and has had the honor to perform alongside the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Tony Award Winner Derek Hough, and world-renown singer/songwriter, Stevie Wonder. He was the first Black Nutcracker Prince in Company XIV’s infamous winter production of Nutcracker Rouge, and in 2016, he performed Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations for President Barack Obama in the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe in Germany.
He has performed works by notorious choreographers Alvin Ailey, Dwight Rhoden, Ronald K. Brown, Lorin Latarro, Alexei Ratmansky, Alexandra Damiani, Matthew Rushing, and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Nathaniel is represented by McDonald Selznick Associates talent agency and is featured in LEXXE’s music video Drink Me as well as Cold Arizona’s music video Open Highway Head Start. He can be seen as the villainous Macavity in the Cats On Tour 2020 TV Commercial.
Nathaniel’s choreographic and teaching highlights include Ailey II, Bucknell University, Adaptations Dance Theater, Long Island University, FLOCK, and Santa Fe College among many others. As an undergrad, Nathaniel's choreography was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center at the National College Dance Festival in 2012. His choreography has been showcased at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, STEPS on Broadway, Brooklyn Music School, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
In 2020, Nathaniel co-founded the NOIR 20/20 Experience with Azure Antoinette, an initiative fighting for racial equality centered on Black experience, Black movement, and Black revolution through art, poetry, and action.