Dorian Wallace (b. November 17, 1985)
is an American composer of contemporary music, pianist, keyboardist, and teacher. He is a member of ASCAP and The International Guild of Musicians in Dance. Wallace is the founder/keyboardist of electronic jam band Ammo Cake. He also plays keyboard for Madison Cano. He has collaborated with L.A. film director, Hernando Bensuelo, choreographer, Kathryn Alter, and writer, Christopher Rudy.
Currently accompanying for The Julliard School and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, he has also worked for and collaborated with The Jose Limon Dance Institute, ACDFA, RIOULT Dance Company, TrioDANCE Collective, Kent State University Dance Department and Mark Morris Dance Group as a pianist and percussionist in both Ballet and Modern Dance styles.
An active musician in the U.S. ARMY, he is principal pianist in both the 63rd ARMY BAND and the 122nd ARMY BAND.
Wallace began playing piano at the age of 4 and writing music by the age of 7. A self-taught composer and performer, he continued on with his music and studied at Kent State University under Sebastian Birch, Pat Pace, Tom Janson, Frank Wiley, and Chas Baker.
He has had pieces performed and worked with such prestigious artists as The Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio, The José Limón Dance Company, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Hernando Bensuelo, RIOULT Dance Company, TrioDANCE Collective, Mark Morris Dance Group, Kathryn Alter, Christopher Rudy, Emily Jeffries, Sharon Kriz, Joe Vitale Jr., Bill Sallak, and Bobby Selvaggio. He has had music performed all around the country including New York City, NY, Cleveland, OH, Mexico City, MX, Chicago,IL, and Los Angeles, CA.