Classes Taught: Contemporary, Choreography
Tyler is native to the wild and wonderful hills of West Virginia. He received his BA in Dance from West Virginia University, where he extended his training in ballet, modern, jazz, and contemporary techniques. At WVU, Tyler has danced in main stage productions as well as performed at the American College Dance Association Mid-Atlantic South Conference, West Virginia Dance Festival and abroad in Guatemala. Additionally, in 2019, his choreography was chosen to represent WVU at the West Virginia Dance Festival. In his studies, he trained with such professionals as Yoav Kaddar, General McArthur Hambrick and Maureen Mansfield-Kaddar, and has worked with guest artists such as Lawrence Jackson and Doug Varone. Tyler has attended multiple intensives studying modern technique with Doug Varone in New York. Tyler has taught for the past 5 years at Steppin’ Out School of Dance in LaVale, MD as well as Morgantown Dance Studio in WV.
Mr. Detrick says he fell in love with Morgantown Dance from the start and values sharing his love of dance to each student.
“Personally, I believe growth is the most important aspect of one’s life,” says Mr. Detrick. “Professionally, a dancer who has an environment to experiment will grow. This is how I teach. Showing a young artist just how to appreciate the art of dance is my ultimate goal.”
He says students should be prepared to learn and grow, even from mistakes.
“Try something new, and fail,” he says. “You will become better from it. This is how I lead my class, and I attempt to create an environment for all dancers to be comfortable and feel like their opinion matters.”