Dance legend’s next move: Valley native Teddy Forance returns to region to start a dance school

Forance built a busy career as a contemporary dancer and choreographer, moving to New York City and then Los Angeles, working with Cirque du Soleil and dancing with other pop music stars: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Usher and Kelly Clarkson. He also taught at dance conventions across North America. Now, Forance is back living in Southampton and running a new dance program based at his family’s longtime business, the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton.