Nic Gareiss

“The human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being...Gareiss is more fleet of foot than an Olympian sprinter and more buoyant than a helium-filled balloon...his restraint is palpable and freeform flight is inevitable.”

Siobhán Long, The Irish Times


“A show-stopper...the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene.  The nimble Gareiss called forth visions of Fred Astaire.”

 – Daniel Gewertz, The Boston Herald

“Mesmerizing…a whirling dervish in tap shoes.”

– Bay City Times

“...a leftfield tour-de-force with irresistible wow factor.”

Michael Dervin, The Irish Times

“...minutely precise, brilliantly witty, hip-twistingly agile movement...”

Rob Adams, The Herald Scotland

“...fluent, expressive dancing, whipping up a soft-shoe storm of subtlety and grace.”

– Laurence Mackin, The Irish Times 

“He is a total joy to watch – music embodied in physique, gesture, movement and muscle; an eye-opener for the ear, as it were, such is the precision, detail and adventure of his sense of rhythm.”

– Paul O’Connor, Last Night’s Fun

“While the lockstep tattoo of their feet echoed around the arena...Gareiss bounced between being a clogger, a vaudeville hoofer, and a flamenco whirlwind.”

– Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald

photo by Chandra Demers