Trainer

Nathan Makolandra

Introduction

A graduate from The Julliard School, Coach Nathan Makolandra is a dancer and choreographer from Greenville city in South Carolina. With plenty of experience in the choreography field, he’s the perfect person to spice up routines and activities at the K2 CrossFit Gym.

Nathan graduated under the guidance of Director Lawrence Rhodes and performed various works while at Julliard, such as the likes of Bronislava Nijinska, Jerome Robbins, Nacho Duato, Alexander Ekman, and others. Not to mention, his work was a part of The Julliard School’s Choreographic Honors concert for the class of 2012.

In 2012, he received the Hector Zaraspe Award for the choreography category. In addition, he was 1st runner-up in the category of ‘Choreographic Excellence’, for the Capezio Award. His collaboration with famous composer Jared Miller led to a stunning choreography for Richard Walters’ “American Stitches” Music Video.

He’s a Fresh Dance Intensive faculty member, had his choreography featured on the popular So You Think You Can Dance, and formed the “Attitude du Cage” along with a fellow member from the L.A. Dance Project.

For professional projects, Nathan has also performed the works of well-renowned performance artists like Justin Peck, Julia Eichten, Danielle Agami, Emmanuel Gat, Hiroaki Umeda, Merce Cunningham, Benjamin Millepied, Martha Graham, and William Forsythe.

His amazing career has led him to perform on stages that include the likes of the Gardens at the Palace of Versailles, the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and the Los Angeles’ Union Station. Now a coach at the K2 CrossFit Gym, Nathan Makolandra works with the remaining K2 Team to create effective routines that are fun too.