Nathaniel “Nate” Hunt (he/him/his) is a dancer, dance educator, and freelance choreographer based in Lenapehoking (Manhattan, NY). 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, PARA/MAR Dance Theatre, 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 and Korean Pop Group, BTS’ “Permission to Dance” video for the United Nations General Assembly.
Nathaniel’s choreographic and teaching highlights include Ailey II, Bucknell University, Adaptations Dance Theater, Long Island University, FLOCK dance, and Santa Fe College among many others. His choreography has been showcased at the John F. Kennedy Center, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, STEPS on Broadway, Brooklyn Music School, and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
As an arts advocate, Nathaniel fought for diversity and equity as a member of the American Guild of Music Artists Negotiating Committee instituting the first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion agreements into a globally recognized Contractual Bargaining Agreement with the Metropolitan Opera.
English With An Accent - World Premiere
Created by multidisciplinary, Venezuelan American artist Migguel Anggelo, English with an Accent is a new, hybrid work of dance and theater, narrated in a storytelling song-cycle and backed by a company of ten dancers.
Created and performed by Migguel Anggelo
Directed by Avihai Haham
A co-presentation of Washington Performing Arts and GALA Hispanic Theatre
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Gay Sons & Mothers
Nathaniel had the opportunity to speak with Founder and CEO of Gay Sons & Mothers, Rick Miller via Instagram Live. Nathaniel shared his new life during quarantine, his coming out story, growing up as a gay man, and more.
Michael Mott & Friends: A Conversation
Nathaniel is usually behind the camera of the bi-weekly virtual show Michael Mott & Friends, running the technical elements. However, on June 3rd, 2020, he had an opportunity to address his experience as a black man during the murders go Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and most recently George Floyd. Michael Mott asks important questions involving race, action steps for Non-BIPOC, growing up biracial, and more
"(Re)Union by The Nathaniel Hunt Project - May 24/25, 2019
(Re)Union is the annual New York Performance presented by The Nathaniel Hunt Project. It is a collection of communities into one moment. (Re)Union will showcase dance artists of a variety of backgrounds, ages, and abilities. It will feature Established Guest Artists that will share their incredible talents of performing or choreography
(Re)Union will feature TNHP's Artistic Director's latest creation “the others” originally choreographed in the summer of 2018 for Adaptations Dance Theater in Maui, HI. Along with a brand new cast of extraordinary dancers, TNHP is excited to share this very special piece with a New York audience.
*Guest Artists/Choreographers include Rachel M. Hettinger, Taylor Hollingsworth, Alex Schmidt & Jess Eckardt, Carlos Franquiz, Clifton Brown, DeAndre Cousley, and Nathaniel Hunt.*
I would like to personally thank my amazing parents, my beautiful family, and my dear friends for all of your love and support; all the dancers for your dedication and hard work, all the guest choreographers and guest performers, thank you for sharing your time, art, and energy with us; my incredible crew: Liz, Chelsea, Emily, Zui, and Alexis, you ladies made this evening possible; and to Long Island University - Brooklyn Dance Dept., Jana Prager, and everyone at MMAC, thank you for all your services.
My gratitude is indescribable.
"An Evening of Work with Nathaniel Hunt" - April 18th, 2018
Up-and-coming choreographer, Nathaniel Hunt shares a culminating program from a collective of communities, unified in this evening to perform his works. A diverse repertoire welcomes you into a personal lens of raw and honest entries, from Nathaniel’s diary transformed into movement. “Experiences may be different but feelings are the same.” Follow Nathaniel’s footprint through an exploration of moments, some personal insecurities, his reaction to the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub, recurring feelings of rejection, and a physical representation of what meditation means to him. These works share congruent themes of vulnerability, struggle balancing strength, and connectivity. This compilation is only the first series among what is sure to become a lifetime of accumulated entries, to transcend audiences on an invigorating journey.
*Guest appearances by dancers of Company XIV, Parsons Dance, Sean Curran Company, and previous members of Ailey II
“As days turn into nights and life goes on, I learn more about myself from the time that has passed. I am fortunate that the following of dancers who want to work with me has grown tremendously since my very first choreographed work of my professional career. I owe a lot of who I am to the people who have been in my processes. Their passion, vulnerability, strength, technique, physicality, and fearlessness has challenged me in more ways than I could ever imagine. They push me to create something deeper and richer. So to all of those collaborators, I send a huge "thank you" to you all.”