Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher
A "Bay Area" native, with over ten years of dancing, teaching, and choreography experience, NiCo's ability to dance and learn choreography has always come natural to him. Specializing in hip hop, his training also includes Mexican folk dancing, salsa, merengue, jazz, funk jazz, contemporary, and ballet. Growing up, Nico immersed himself within the dance community around him, and danced and choreographed for several artists and companies. Nico was the director of choreography for Breed Dance Company, and a member of Culture Shock Oakland, Phoenix Dance Company, Dance Unlimited, and a backup dancer for artists like Disney's Kristy Frank, and Wrath Records’ filipino star Kim DelFierro. He was featured in the Bollywood film “Duhaan in America”, as well as the WB’s Daily Mixx show for the “In the Zone: Dance Contest”, and also at the Wild 94.9 Doghouse Comedy Jam. His theater credits include “The Nutcracker” with California Ballet Academy, Chino in “West Side Story”, Fleance in African American Shakespeare’s Company, “The Macbeth Project”, and in the ensemble casts of “The Wizard of Oz”, and “Cinderella”. Nico has also had the opportunity to compete in the World Hip Hop Championships both in Germany and Los Angeles, receiving high recognition.
Now residing in North Hollywood and signed to DDO Artist Agency, Nico has been featured in ads for: Wal-Mart/Latin Grammys, Sean T's Rockin Body Fitness, MC hammer's reality show. He has appeared in music videos for Finger 11, Stephie Ray, NLT, and was a dancer for Disney Itunes, Universal recording artists Prima J, and recently for
P!nk at the 2010 American Music Awards. His choreography credits include Latin Artist Noelia on her “40 Degrees” international tour, Choreographers Carnival Ball, Vietnamese International superstar Vy Nguyen, and assistant choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance "Poland" He is currently on faculty at Millennium Dance Complex, and IDA Hollywood. Nico has also taught at various gyms, schools, workshops, community events and kid programs, educating youth on the principles of dance and promoting active lifestyles. His inner groove and sharp ear for musicality within his choreography sets him apart from the rest. As a professional dancer, choreographer, and instructor, Nico's passion for dance has allowed him to follow his dreams and achieve many goals, now able to share his experience and knowledge with others who share the same passion.