"...on that big stage Ms. Gordon

does indeed seem the star..."

-New York Times [Radio City]

"Gordon is a pirouetting blaze of energy, accomplishment, and aspiration..."

-Huffington Post

Photos by Justin Patterson
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Taylor Gordon is an international dancer, teacher, and writer based in NYC. She has performed at Lincoln Center with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, in 4 seasons of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Off-Broadway and national tour of Angelina Ballerina The Musical, at The Kennedy Center & Carnegie Hall, internationally as a dance captain & resident director with Spirit Productions, TUI Cruises, & Cirque Le Masque, at Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance Theater Workshop, and with numerous ballet & contemporary companies in NYC like Exit12 Dance Company. The New York Times wrote, “on that big stage, Ms. Gordon does indeed seem a star,” referring to Radio City Music Hall in a full page Sunday Arts feature. She trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School, and Ballet Academy East and spent summers with Twyla Tharp, Complexions, ABT, & Miami City Ballet. An AGMA and AGVA member, she has appeared on television in a principal role in a commercial on Time Warner Cable NYC, on PBS Great Performance at the Met Live in HD, MTV’s “Made,” and The Today Show. She has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, Dance Magazine, Vanity Fair Online, The Huffington Post, Dance Spirit, and The Times of India. 

Taylor received a BA in Communication Arts and a Master’s Degree in Publishing by age 20. Her certifications include full Pilates apparatus & mat, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, American Council on Exercise Functional Training Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist & Group Fitness Instructor, and TEFL. Taylor teaches in NYC at Pilates on Fifth, Crunch, The Pilates Movement, The Mercedes Club, and the United Nations Ballet Club, and her workout videos are available on Amazon. In 2020 she founded Tailored Movement NYC for virtual classes. She has guest taught in Japan, China, India, Bali, and across the US. Taylor has interned at The New Yorker and written for publications including Pointe and MGM Las Vegas Hotel "M" Magazine. She is Associate Director of the semiannual Performing in NY Showcase with Kat Wildish. View her show reel below. www.taylorjgordon.com

Taylor At a Glance

-Dancer in NYC for 15 years, with credits at Radio City, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Jacob's Pillow, tours & commercials

-Received a BA in Communication Arts & Masters Degree in Publishing by age 20 with internships at The New Yorker and Pointe Magazine

-Has performed & taught in Japan, India, Indonesia, The Philippines, Germany, Canada, and all across the US, with additional travel to over 30 countries

-Spent more than a decade as a Pilates teacher trainer, with certifications including 200-hour Yoga, American Council on Exercise Functional Training & Senior Fitness Specialist and Group Fitness with workout videos on Amazon

-Is passionate about veterans issues after losing her younger brother, an Army soldier, to suicide in 2016

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Dancer

Taylor Gordon (AGMA/AGVA) has been a professional dancer in NYC for 15 years, where she has performed on some of the biggest stages of the dance world. Carving her own path as a freelancer, she works with a variety of companies and shows in effort to land as much stage time as possible. Her extensive ballet background has led to work in classical, contemporary, commercial, modern, and musical theater genres as well as experience as a choreographer and director. 

 

Before COVID-19, Taylor was dancing off-Broadway for the second time in "Angelina Ballerina, The Musical" at Soho Playhouse in NYC. Last fall, she performed as the dance captain of "Christmas Wonderland" in Tokyo and was the resident director for the show in Reno, NV. Taylor has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, The Kennedy Center & Jacob's Pillow with The Black Iris Project, and Radio City Music Hall in 4 seasons of "The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes." She has done several national and international tours, to places as far as Bali, Shanghai, Tokyo, Manila, and India, including dancing for TUI Cruises.

 

Taylor trained at Boston Ballet, The Rock School, and Ballet Academy East NYC and has danced with Exit 12 Dance Company, American Swiss Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences, and Felice Lesser Dance Theater among other concert companies. She appeared in a commercial for "Unique Pain Medicine," on PBS Great Performance at the Met Live in HD, MTV’s “Made,” The Today Show, and has been featured extensively in the press. Additional training includes summers with Twyla Tharp, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Complexions, ​Voice with Jan Horvath, Bettina Sheppard (mezzo-soprano), NY Vocal Studio, Jason Gotay, and acting at William Esper Studios (summer),The Barrow Group, and The Growing Studio.

Taylor has also worked as choreographer, assistant, and director across the world. She has assisted choreographer Jeremy McQueen in setting work on students at The American Ballet Theatre JKO School and The Ailey School and has substituted at Peridance and Gibney Dance. She spent 4 years on faculty of Third Street Music School and was a teaching assistant at Ballet Academy East NYC. Taylor has guest taught ballet and musical theater in Japan, China, India, Bali, Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has staged classical repertoire as assistant to master teacher Kat Wildish for the Performing in NY Showcase, for which she is Associate Director. She has also taught Dance History at the high school level for he School for Young Performers and the Ballet4Adults Certification Program.

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Writer

Taylor writes freelance for numerous publications and websites. She has interned at four magazines, including Pointe Magazine and The New Yorker. She earned a Master's Degree in Publishing and a BA degree in Communication Arts by age 20. She currently creates content for Veterans Advantage.

Her dance and fitness writing has appeared in Dance Teacher, Pointe, Dance Spirit, movmnt, Dancer Magazine, Quick & Simple, Milford Daily News, Montage Magazine, M Life Magazine (Las Vegas), The Monitor, The C-Magazine, ExploreDance.com, OffOffOnline.com, CastingNewYork.com, and other publications.

She spent three years as a publicity/office assistant at The Marino Organization. She has been an editorial & publicity consultant (everything from e-newsletters to web design) for numerous small dance companies and individual artists including Kat Wildish, Cornfield Dance, Exit 12 Dance Company, Ballet Academy East, Irini Res, and Judi Mark. She was the Features Editor of her college paper, The Monitor, and a contributor to the college magazine. ​​She completed a Writing on Dance workshop at Dance Theater Workshop with New York Times critic Claudia La Rocco in May 2008 and was a member of the Dance Critics Association. She has also taught Dance History.

Taylor is available on a freelance basis for writing projects.

Published Work Samples

 

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Press

Let's Talk Dance Radio Show: "Taylor Gordon"- FitEngine: Pilates Class Review - Ballet Babble: "Interview with Taylor Gordon" - Culturebot: "5 Questions for Taylor Gordon" - Ballet Connections: Interview - Milford Daily News: "...dances with Metropolitan Opera" - Milford Daily News: "A Busy Dance Card: Local Dancer in Philly" - Milford: "Holiday Tradition on its Toes: Dancers Make Magic in 'The Nutcracker'" - Swan Lake Samba Girl: Archives - Dancewear Project: Interview

New York Times: "Ballerina for Hire: Will Run Nonstop for a Chance"

 

New York Times: "Life of a Freelance Dancer Audio Slideshow"

 

CNN: "Dancer honors late brother, a veteran, on Memorial Day" (2 million views on social media)

NBC LX: "A ballerina shares her story of war and family suicide..."

Fox News Live: "Ballet helps veterans heal war wounds with dance"

ABC's More in Common: "Military and Ballet"

Dance Spirit: "Name the dance job, Taylor Gordon's probably had it..."

 

Huffington Post: "...a pirouetting blaze of energy, accomplishment and aspiration."

 

Dance Magazine: "Ramp Up Online"

Dance Teacher: "Health: Gordon battled tendonitis for 3 years before having surgery..."

 

Vanity Fair: "...one of the precious sources of inspiration..."

 

Vanity Fair: "...a 20 year old dancer-writer-energy packet named Taylor has a sprightly blog..."

 

Times of India: "...New York Based Ballerina Taylor Gordon..."

NBC News: "From Bullets to Ballet..."

 

PBS Great Performances at The Met: "Manon"

 

Dance Spirit: "Oops! Dancers Share Outrageous Onstage Moments"

 

Dance Sprit: "Reactions to Christopher Wheeldon's Split from Morphoses"

 

Media Bistro: "What to Charge: Arts Criticism"

 

Career Transition for Dancers: The Art of Blogging (Video Seminar)

 

Greatist.com: "Know Before You Go: Barre Classes"

 

DNAInfo.com: "Let's Talk Dance Anniversary"

 

Metrowest Daily News: "On With the Show: Local Dancer Appears at Radio City"

 

Metrowest Daily News: "Future Leaders of America Awards"

 

Answers4Dancers.com: "Dancer Tells the NY Times She Has to Perform!"

 

Life in a Leo Podcast 2018: "Interview with Taylor Gordon"

 

Certifications:

Pilates Mat, Reformer Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Certifying Instructor (Pilates Academy International)

Senior Fitness Specialist - Functional Training Specialist - Group Fitness Certification

(American Council on Exercise)

200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)

CPR - AED - First Aid

Taylor has over a decade of teaching experience in NYC and around the world with students ages 3-88. Her certifications are listed above. She also has training in Zumba, Masala Bhangra, AxleCore, CoreAlign, and SilkSuspension. As a dancer instructor, Taylor has taught ballet, jazz, and musical theater in Japan, Bali, and all across the US. She created a musical theater summer camp in Shanghai, China and introduced a different culture to classical ballet with 3 visits to Hyderabad, India.

Taylor launched her virtual fitness business Tailored Movement NYC in 2020, teaching virtual ballet, Pilates, yoga, stretch, and barre classes to students all over the world. She currently teaches in NYC for The United Nations Ballet Club, The Pilates Movement, Pilates on Fifth, Crunch Fitness, The Mercedes Club, and Plus One corporate fitness. Her workout videos are available on Amazon.

 

She has assisted choreographer Jeremy McQueen in setting work on students at The American Ballet Theatre JKO School and The Ailey School and has substituted at Peridance and Gibney Dance. She spent 4 years on faculty of Third Street Music School and was a teaching assistant at Ballet Academy East NYC. Taylor has staged classical repertoire as assistant to master teacher Kat Wildish for the Performing in NY Showcase, for which she is Associate Director. She has also taught Dance History at the high school level for he School for Young Performers and the Ballet4Adults Certification Program.

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They say, "Follow your dreams." But why be a follower when you can be a leader?

(C) 2020 Taylor Gordon. Photos: M. Shi, L. Keller, B. Mengini, A. Rana, K. Richardson,

N. Valero, C. Banks, D. Santana, J. Patterson

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