Christina Ricucci

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Classically trained dancer, Christina Ricucci, lives in Los Angeles California. She began dancing at the age of 2, and has since trained extensively in ballet, contemporary and jazz, as well as lyrical, tap, hip hop and musical theater. In addition to her love of ballet, Christina has also been a highly successful competition and convention dancer. She furthered her dance training at intensives with The Juilliard School, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Martha Graham, Limon, and Batsheva/Gaga. Christina is an 8-time National Champion soloist, and toured the United States and Canada as a demonstrator, with both the JUMP and NUVO Dance Conventions, after she was awarded the prestigious National Title of “Best Dancer” from the Dance Awards. She appeared on the covers of both Dance Spirit Magazine, as their Cover Model Winner and Inside Dance Magazine.

Christina received her studio training at the National award-winning studios Murrieta Dance Project, Westside Dance Project and Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, as well as with private ballet coaching in both the Vagonova and Cecchetti methods. Christina has worked with acclaimed teachers and choreographers such as Peter Chu, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Billy Bell, Nick Lazzarini, Norbert De La Cruz, Teddy Forance, Jason Parsons, Dwight Rhodan, Desmond Richardson and Mia Michaels. She has received scholarships from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Nederlands Dans Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Jose Carreno Ballet, and The Rock School for Dance Education. Christina was a Youth America Grand Prix Hope Award Recipient, 1st place classical winner, and a Gold Medalist for the USA at the World Ballet Competition. She currently teaches Contemporary Dance at the acclaimed Academy of Ballet Arts in Murrieta, CA, and is an award-winning choreographer.

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CHOREOGRAPHER, DEMONSTRATOR, EVENT HOST/SPEAKER
Academy of Ballet Arts –Contemporary Dance Instructor, Choreographer- Beg. to Advanced Classes, Award Winning Choreographer
Artists Giving Hope – Choreographer, Instructor, Demonstrator, Performer, Speaker
Inspire Dance TV, Acting for Dancers Workshop – Demonstrator, Dance Assistant, Host/Interviewer
THEATER
Dive"April"Caffeine High Productions
A Place Where People Go to Die"Angie"Caffeine High Productions
Radio City Rockettes“Clara” AltMSG Entertainment
COMMERCIALS/INDUSTRIALSConflicts Available on Request
TRAINING
DANCE: 16 years training: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop
SPECIAL:The Juilliard School, Nederlands Dans Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Batsheva/Gaga, Martha Graham, Limon, Hubbard Street Dance, The Collective Contemporary, American Ballet Theater, Marquee Musical Theater – Nationally Ranked Soloist
STAGE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: Beacon, Dorothy Chandler, Barclay, Hammerstein, Lucent Theatre more
JUMP/NUVO – National Touring Demonstrator, YAGP Stars of Tomorrow – Soloist, Dizzy Feet Foundation –, The Dance Awards, New York City Dance Alliance- Gala soloist, Artists Giving Hope, Nederlands Dans Theatre
ADDITIONAL TRAINING
SCENE STUDY/IMPROV: The Acting Center (Current) Since 2013 (Eric Matheny, Amanda Rogers)
MUSICAL THEATER: Marquee (Al Blackstone, Andy Blankenbuehler)
VOCAL TRAINING: Showdown Studios - Artisan Vocal Studios - Premiere Talent
OTHER ACTIVITIES Founder, Performer, Choreographer “Artists Giving Hope” 501(c)(3), “Capezio Athlete”, Inside Dance “Ambassador” Contributing Writer, Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Representation

Manager

Kurt Patino
Patino Management Company
154 S. Victory Blvd., Ste B
Burbank, CA 91502
phone: 818-486-1905
website: patinomgmt.com