Nathan Hites

Instructor

Biography

Nathan Hites received his BA in theatre and dance from the University of New Hampshire, where he trained with Larry Robertson, Michele Leslie, Gay Nardone, and Nancy Steele. He spent summers at the American Dance Festival at Duke University, studying with such notable teachers as Rick McCullough, Gerri Houlihan, Terrence Greene, Betty Jones, Iréne Hultman, and Ronald K. Brown. Mr. Hites furthered his studies at The Boston Ballet School and The Green Street Studios in Boston, MA and The Paul Taylor and The José Limón Schools in NYC. He has performed in a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary roles and collaborated on the creations of numerous contemporary works.

In 2011, Hites joined the faculty of the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education and currently teaches students of both the Pre-Professional/Academy Division and the Adult Open Division. Additionally, he created the dance history program and teaches the curriculum to the professional track students. Mr. Hites is the Atlanta Ballet’s Resident Dance Researcher/Historian and regularly lectures to Atlanta Ballet audiences and other various schools and institutions throughout the Atlanta area. He has been a program writer for both the Atlanta Ballet and Boston Ballet.

Hites has been a guest teacher for Staibdance, Proia Dance Project, The Perimeter Ballet, and Dance 101 and takes great pride in his work for United Dance Europe and United Dance America — dance for individuals with Downs Syndrome, where he is Coordinator/Assistant Teacher.

Hites joins the Emory Dance Faculty in the fall of 2019 to teach Ballet I and Ballet III.