My name is Niccolo Michelangelo Marcantonio but I go by Nicco. I am 19 years old and I am originally from San Francisco, California. I moved to Los Angeles, California about three years ago to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I’m in love with life and can’t wait to start my journey as a professional dancer.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… confident, open-minded and creative.
Dance is... an outlet that allows me to be the true individual and artist that I am. It gives me the opportunity to release and express emotions that I am unable to address verbally.
My last gig taught me... that patience is everything and everyone is on a different journey and path.
Proudest performance moment... was when I performed a solo in a hip hop piece and heard my name being screamed in the audience to the point where I couldn’t hear the music anymore.
Most embarrassing audition... was when I had to partner with multiple girls and during one of the sections of the audition, we had to have our partner roll on our back while we were on the floor and my pins came undone and fell off my shirt and I had to move them out of the way while I was dancing and partnering.
Most challenging gig... was being an understudy for multiple pieces in a show as well as being a principle in other pieces.
Favorite dance style... contemporary ballet because I love the classical lines of the lower body but the freedom and expression of the upper body.
Pre-performance ritual... when I sit by myself and visualize my performance. I also breathe a lot and really take time to relax and have a positive mindset.
Stay in shape by... eating healthy and focusing on making sure I work super hard during my class work.
The moment I knew I wanted to be a dancer... was in the 7th grade and the dance group from my local high school performed for us and I was instantly mesmerized by the technique and joy they had in their bodies.
Song that moves me... anything by Sam Smith honestly.
Favorite music video... at the moment is Havana by Camila Cabello.
Broadway show... Hamilton because it incorporates hip hop and dance in a classical setting.
Person who shaped my perspective on dance... was my high school dance teacher because she never gave up on me and always pushed me to do my best.
Dying to work with... Lady Gaga because she is unapologetic for being the most authentic version of herself.
Currently reading... I am not reading anything at the moment other than my school books.
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume... making weird stitch noises.
If I weren't a dancer, I'd be... an event planner because I love making people’s dreams come true.
Disney character that best represents me... Mushu from Mulan.
Dancer crush... Derek Hough.
If I were a color, I'd be... teal because I’m comforting but vibrant at the same time.
Hotel alias... Preston Jackson.
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me... the top of Runyon Canyon.
The best advice I ever got... is to always be a good human being and make sure that I am trying to make a difference in the world.
You can find me... on social media @_niccomarcantonio