Maurizio Nardi

Artistic Director

Modern/Martha Graham's technique


Maurizio Nardi is a former Principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. 

In his home country of Italy, Maurizio began his professional career dancing with Carla Fracci and with mentor, friend and choreographer Deanna Losi. He has danced in productions by Beppe Menegatti, Micha Van Hoecke, Roberto Guicciardini, Anne Bogart and danced in original creations by Deanna Losi, Dug Varone, Mary Anthony, Kun Yung Lin, Larry Keigwin, Martha Clark, Nacho Duato, Pearl Lang, Boulareyang Pagarlava and many others.  

Maurizio joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 2002. He has danced in principal roles such as The Revivalist and the Husbandmen in Appalachian Spring, The Chief Celebrant in Acts Of Light, the leading role in Maple Leaf Rag, The Goat in Circe, the man in the Red and White Couple in Diversion Of Angels, The Stranger in Embattled Garden, The Blind Seer in Night Journey, the Crist Figure and the Penitent in El Penitente,  Aegisthus in Clytemnestra and Hippolitus in Phaedra. Maurizio has being teaching, demonstrating and leading lecture-demonstrations all over the world, he received the 2007 “Les Etoiles De Ballet2000” in Cannes, France and is currently the founder and Artistic Director of Key West Modern Dance summer study program. 



Our Past Faculty Included:


Daniel Fetecua

Modern Technique / Limon Dance Company


Blakeley White-McGuire

Choreographic Studies / Martha Graham Dance Company


George Smallwood

Contemporary Technique / Paul Taylor Dance Company


Whitney V. Hunter

Dance on Camera / HunterMedium


Melissa Toogood

Modern Technique / Merce Cunningham Dance Company


Tina Williams

Horton Technique / Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 


Kate Skarpetowska

Contemporary/ David Parsons, Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. 


Elijiah Gibson

Jazz / Giordano Dance Chicago


Catherine Cabeen

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company


Ricardo Zaya

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Luis A. Cuevas

Freelance Dancer-Choreographer

Juan Rodriguez

Complexion Contemporary Ballet (former)

Nicole Corea

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Antony Bocconi


Sam Shapiro

North Carolina School Of The Arts