Nathaniel “Nate” Hunt (he/him/his) is a movement artist, dance educator, and freelance choreographer. 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.
Nathaniel continues to perform diverse repertory, educate aspiring dancers, and create innovative work that strives to inspire, encourage, and connect with many audiences worldwide.