Faith + Works Lecturer 2023-2024
Nathan Balser, originally from Springville, UT and a graduate of Brigham Young University (BS) and the University of Utah (MFA) is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Dance and Musical Theatre. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of the BYU Young Ambassadors. He teaches all levels of contemporary modern dance plus various levels of jazz, and musical theatre dance. His performance career includes Broadway shows Promises, Promises with Kristin Chenoweth, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5: The Musical, Damn Yankees as well as National Tours of Mamma Mia!, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, and Minsky’s. He has performed concert dance with Repertory Dance Theatre, John Malashock and Dancers, Molissa Fenley, Contemporary Dance Works, and Odyssey Dance Theatre. Nathan enjoys researching choreography and artistic direction. You may have seen his work at Sundance Summer Theatre, Hale Center Theatre Orem, previous performances of BYU’s CDT and Dance Ensemble, and Utah COPA (Conservatory of the Performing Arts). He loves making bread, camping, and lifting weights.
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