~ Nathan Pilatzke ~


Nathan Pilatzke

Undoubtedly one of the most dynamic and energetic stepdancers to ever hit the stage, Nathan has been performing for thirty years. Hailing from the Ottawa Valley of Ontario, Canada, Nathan (who has been aptly nicknamed Crazy Legs) started stepdancing at the tender age of five. Since 2002 Nathan has been touring the world with Irish supergroup The Chieftains, visiting countries including Sweden, Norway, China, Japan, Australia, and most of Europe and North America. He has performed everywhere from The Ryman Auditorium with Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, and Allison Krauss to Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. 2005 proved triumphant for Nathan when, together with his brother they garnered a Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy) for Best Performance in a Variety Program on “The Chieftains in Canada”. Back in Canada, Nathan has teamed up with fellow young Chieftains’ alumni in an Irish/Canadian traditional music and dance project called TREAD. They were honoured to record their first CD “Live From Matt Molloy’s” and have toured Japan, Italy, Scotland, and Ireland extensively. Most recently, Nathan has joined forces with brother Jon Pilatzke and sister-in-law Cara Butler creating one of the most dynamic and unique dance shows touring the world today called The StepCrew. This production brings together Irish, Tap, and Ottawa Valley stepdancing and boasts an entire collective of virtuosic percussive dancers and musicians. For full details check out www.stepcrew.com.

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