Taylor Dolan is a Vancouver-born dancer, performer, choreographer, adjudicator, and trainer. Raised in White Rock, Taylor began dancing as a toddler, training with Spiral Dance Co. Her professional career started at the age of twelve, where she danced for Disney, Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean Cruises.
After graduating high school Taylor continued to pursue her passion for dance, joining the ballet-contemporary company Lamondance in 2010 under the artistic direction of Lara Barclay and Monica Proenca. At the age of seventeen Taylor was asked to debut her first choreographic work at the Vancouver International Dance Festival. That same year she danced in music videos for various recording artists such as K-OS, Keisha Chante and Sean Desmond. The following year she began her first adjudicating tour across Canada, and has since adjudicated in the US and internationally.
In 2012 Taylor moved to London UK where she danced with The Greenwich Contemporary Dance Company, and trained musical theatre performers for their West End debuts such as The Lion King and Annie. Some of her other European credits include performing at the Much Music Video Awards in Amsterdam, the Tanzart Festival in Germany, and guest teacher and adjudicator at Danza In Fiera in Florence, Italy. After two illuminating years of performing and teaching abroad, Taylor has returned to Vancouver. She is currently enjoying her first season back, teaching and choreographing at Dance Trance Inc. and Spiral Dance Co. She is currently working with The Response Dance Society under the artistic direction on Amber Funk Barton, and is this year's (2015) BC Provincial Adjudicator. For Taylor, every aspect of contributing to the dance scene is her passion and privilege, and while she continues to focus on the creative elements of dance.
Dance Trance is pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a passionate, worldly instructor.