Born in Asheville, NC, Nick Kepley trained with Sandra Miller and spent summers at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School. He has danced professionally with Ballet Austin and Kansas City Ballet performing works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp and Margo Sappington, among others. Broadway/NYC credits include Mary Poppins (Neleus/Valentine), Camelot (NY Philharmonic) and American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (Joyce Theatre). TV: Live with Kelly and Michael, Celebrity Apprentice, and Smash.
Kepley served as an assistant choreographer on the Broadway productions of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Waitress. Additional directorial and choreographic credits include: Working (Assoc. Chor., Off-Broadway), Travels with My Aunt (Asst. Dir., Off-Broadway), Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Asst. Chor.), Other Desert Cities (Asst. Dir., Bucks Co.), Cake Off (Assoc. Chor., Bucks Co.) Guys and Dolls (choreographer, Flat Rock Playhouse), Fascinating Rhythm (Assoc. Dir/Choreographer, Transcendence Theatre Company), and Carousel (choreographer, Asheville Lyric Opera). Kepley served as Co-Conceiver, Director and Choreographer on two evening length productions with Quixotic Performance Fusion in Kansas City, MO.
In the concert dance world, Kepley has created works for Ballet Austin II, Kansas City Ballet’s In the Wings program, BC Beat, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, and Manhattan Youth Ballet. His ballet, Thrace, was selected as one of the top five performing arts events in Kansas City, MO for 2007. He has created site specific work for The Blanton Museum of Art and the Human Rights Campaign of Austin, TX. In April 2015, Kepley premiered Season of Innocence, a 45-minute ballet based on Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning play The Crucible created for Ballet Austin II. The work featured an original score by Steve Parker and couture costume designs by Liz White.
Kepley is the founder and artistic director of Motion Picture Show, an immersive theatre company based in NYC. The company recently premiered REAL LIFE TEST, a two hour dance-theatre experience inspired by George Orwell's 1984, at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC.