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Meet Our Dance Teacher!

Meet Nehemiah Spencer, our dance teacher, at Northwest Academy!

Mr. Spencer is a Cleveland Native, where he trained at the Cleveland School of the Arts. It was at Cleveland School of the Arts where Mr. Spencer discovered his passion for dance and pursued it as a career choice.

Mr. Spencer is a Juilliard School graduate where he received a wide range of classical ballet, modern dance, and contemporary dance training. He had the privilege to perform works by Dwight Rhoden, Antonio Brown, Robert Battle, Paul Taylor, Jose Limon and Kyle Abraham.

In the summer of 2012 Mr. Spencer created a summer arts enrichment program called the Nehemiah Project. With this project he wants to share the new awareness that he has gained while studying at The Juilliard School with other aspiring artists who are not afraid to dream big. Mr. Spencer plans on restoring the dance community in the city of Cleveland by creating a positive environment for young people to learn from teaching artists who are evolving in their practice.

Mr. Spencer is excited to share his talents with his community while giving back to the inner city youth. He has taught in various places such as Foluke Cultural Arts Center, an after school program for at-risk youth in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, as well as guest teaching at Cleveland School of the Arts, Onaway Elementary School, Ohio Conservatory of Ballet and Verb Ballets.

We are so excited to have Mr. Spencer at our school!!