Nicoletta Lanese (she/they) is a NYC-based dancer, choreographer and science journalist.


 With Cocco & Co.​

  • Detroit Dance City Festival - Sept. 10

  • Fertile Ground - Sept. 18

  • WAXworks - Oct. 2


With Nikki and the Noise

  • Fertile Ground - Oct. 16


With Augie Sherman

  • Fertile Ground - Feb. 12


She holds a B.F.A. in dance and B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Florida, as well as a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

At UF, Lanese performed works by various guest artists, including George Staib, Iyun Harrison and Fernando Ferraz, and faculty, such as Trent D. Williams, Jr., Tiffany Rhynard, Isa Garcia-Rose, Ric Rose and Melissa Brenner. She also studied under Tzveta Kassabova, Kristin O'Neal, Pat Graney, Nita Little and Elizabeth Johnson.


While at UCSC, she performed in Bluets #1-40 , a work created by Cid Pearlman in collaboration with UCSC students and Cid Pearlman Performance company members.

Most recently, Lanese has performed with the NYC-based modern companies Cocco & Co, directed by Breena Cocco, and Digital Movement Dance, directed by Daniel Morimoto.



Dylan Baker, photographing "As We Roll Along" by Daniel Morimoto

Grace Kathryn Photos, photographing "uneasy feeling queasy" by Breena Cocco

Todd Bedell and Jordan Albright, photographing "Second Draft" by Stacie Cratty and Nicoletta Lanese