Dancer. Choreographer. Teacher.

Nahum McLean trained in his hometown, Manchester under the direction of Darren Pritchard and Imani Jendai, and then at The Hammond School where his training began in earnest.


Beginning his career early, Nahum travelled to Havana, Cuba, to train and work under Laura Alonso, where he performed and choreographed for Ballet Laura Alonso.

Soon after, he moved to New York to study at The Ailey School as a scholar student, where he achieved The Alvin Ailey Scholarship Award, during his time, Nahum performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Nahum went on to work and assist the great director, Dr. George Faison, in The Wiz, and other various projects in New York City, before becoming a company member of the New York Dance Lab, working closely with choreographer such as Camille A. Brown, Marcelo Gomes and Andy Blankenbuelher. This led on to working with Camille A. Brown and Dancers


Nahum then went on to tour with the International Company of West Side Story, during this time, he directed and produced ‘TokyoSideStory’ receiving excellent reviews from the theatre community worldwide.


He continued his performing career on the West End in London where he was critically acclaimed for his performances in Inala - A Zulu Ballet, as well as in Singapore and China. Following on from Inala, Nahum joined the Richard Alston Dance Company.


Nahum is the founder of the ADDA (African Diaspora Dance Association) as well as a lecturer of dance at various universities and dance schools across the UK.


‘Every time the contained and agile dancer Nahum McLean appeared he summoned welcome tone.’

Marian Kennedy - London Theatre

Upcoming Events

  • Richard Alston Dance Company
    Thu, Feb 20
    Alexander Kasser Theater
    Feb 20, 2020, 7:00 PM EST – Feb 23, 2020, 11:00 PM EST
    Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA
    Final Edition
  • Hong Kong Masterclass
    Sun, Jan 05
    Red Shoe Dance Company
    Jan 05, 2020, 9:00 AM
    Red Shoe Dance Company
    Musical Theatre Jazz/Contemporary
  • Inala: A Zulu Ballet
    Fri, Dec 20
    Pingshan Theatre
    Dec 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – Dec 23, 2019, 12:00 AM
    Pingshan Theatre, He Kang Lu, Longgang Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China
  • Inala: A Zulu Ballet
    Sun, Dec 15
    Qintai Grand Theatre
    Dec 15, 2019, 7:30 PM – Dec 17, 2019, 9:30 PM
    Qintai Grand Theatre, 7 Zhiyin Ave, Hanyang Qu, Wuhan Shi, Hubei Sheng, China, 430051

Due to COVID19, all future events are on hold 

‘Each dancer is offered at party piece from spinning top dancer Nahum McLean, in a round of dizzying multiple turns’

Rachel Nouchi - British Theatre Guide

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