Nicolo Fonte —
Nicolo Fonte is known for his daring and original approach to dance. His work has been noted by critics for a unique movement language as well as a highly developed fusion of ideas, dance and design.
Born in Brooklyn New York, Nicolo studied at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York as well as at the San Francisco Ballet and New York City Ballet Schools while completing a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts at SUNY Purchase. Upon graduation he danced with Peridance in NYC and later joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, dancing in the works of Balanchine, Tudor, Kudelka and Nacho Duato.
Nicolo subsequently joined Duato's Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid and forged a strong identity in the Spanish company for seven years, for both his dancing and his choreography. En los Segundos Ocultos (In Hidden Seconds) established his presence on the European dance scene.
In 2000, Nicolo retired from performing to devote himself to his choreographic career. Since that time he has created or staged his ballets for major companies around the world, including The Dutch National Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Houston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, The Australian Ballet, The Göteborg Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, among others.
Nicolo received a Choo San Goh award for his 2002 collaboration with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Almost Tango. He has recently been named Resident Choreographer for Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, starting with the 2012-2013 season.