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Contemporary - Composition


Nicole Corea is originally from Palmyra, NY. Following her early training with Sandy Stramonine and Lynne

Kareken, she attended the prestigious Juilliard School, graduating with a BFA in 2000.

In the past 23 years of her professional career, she has performed on some of the world’s most renowned

stages including the Metropolitan Opera House and Joyce Theater in New York City, The Kennedy Center in

Washington D.C., Teatro Romano in Spoleto, Italy, and the Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow.

She has been a company member of many reputable dance companies as a soloist and

principal dancer including: Ballet Hispánico of NY, Elisa Monte Dance, Ballet Memphis, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Metropolitan Opera Ballet.

Nicole has had an extensive career as a freelance artist around the globe. Highlights include:

Sponsorship by the U.S. Embassy to represent the United States by performing at the first annual Ubumuntu

Arts Festival in Kigali, Rwanda. (2015)

The original cast of “Isadora”, choreographed by Russian contemporary choreographer, Vladimir Varnava,

performing alongside the world-famous ballerina, Natalia Osipova. (2018)

Creative residency with choreographer Xanthe Geeves, at the Sydney Opera House, creating an original work

to be performed by the Australian Ballet. (2021)

Nicole is also an accomplished independent choreographer and has had four original works commissioned by

Ballet Memphis and the Ballet Memphis Junior Company.

Her work has also been presented in theatres across New York City as part of the Thang Dao Contemporary

Dance Festival, Latin Choreographers Festival, the Manhattan Movement Arts Center and Greenspace

Brooklyn. She has created work for pre-professional tertiary institutions including New England Dance

Academy and the Morris County Vocational School as well as creating and coaching solos for NEAD’s Youth

American Grand Prix participants.

2017- Collaboration with the non-profit organisation MindLeaps to create a work for the annual Ubumuntu

Arts Festival at the Genocide Memorial Museum in Kigali, Rwanda.

2022- Creation of two original works for the ChoreoLab series at Ballet Hispánico. Two new creations as a cofounder of the NIJAD Dance Artists, a New York City-based choreographic collective that focuses on

collaborating with interdisciplinary artists to explore new avenues of performance and community

engagement. In 2023- Nicole will be creating new choreographic work for the graduating students at the Victorian College ofthe Arts in Melbourne, Australia.

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.

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Ballett - Repertory


Bradley Shelver (South Africa) is a Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and Author. He has danced with Ailey 2, Elisa Monte Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, The Francesca Harper Project, Limón Dance Company, Phoenix Dance Theater (UK) and in projects with Bill T. Jones /Arnie Zane, Lar Lubovich Dance, The Universal Ballet, Radio City Music Hall and in productions with the Mark Morris Dance Group and is in his 14th season with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He has created works for; Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Ailey 2, Richmond Ballet, Ballet Austin, Lustig Dance Theater, Compania Rio Danca, Cape Dance Company, Cedar Lake 2, Dance Lab New York, as well as creating works for the Royal Danish, Central Ballet School, Royal Swedish Ballet Schools, Joffrey Ballet School, The Ailey School, Boston Conservatory and Long Island University. From 2013-2016, he was the Artistic Director of the STEPS Repertory Ensemble. He is currently the Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group in NYC . He is on faculty for many prestigious dance conservatories worldwide including The Ailey School, Joffrey Ballet School, STEPS on Broadway to name a few. He is an Adjunct Ballet Professor at Montclair State University and has taught the companies of Matthew Bourne’s, “Adventures in Motion Pictures”, The Lion King on Broadway, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Elisa Monte Dance (Emerge 125). As an author, his book, “Performance Through the Dance Technique of Lester Horton”, is available worldwide.

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

Jovani Furlan

Miami City Ballet - NYC Ballet

Daniel Gwirtzman

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

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