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

She holds a B.F.A. in dance and B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Florida and a science communication certificate from UC Santa Cruz.

Lanese has recently performed with the NYC-based modern companies Cocco & Co, directed by Breena Cocco; Digital Movement Dance, directed by Daniel Morimoto; and Nikki and the Noise, directed by Nikki Assanti. They've also danced in work by Augie Sherman, and they've shown their own choreography at Green Space and the Creative Cultural Center. 

Lanese has danced in festivals across NYC — including WestFest, 8 in Show, Fast Forward and WAXworks — and in festivals elsewhere in the U.S.

While at UF, Lanese performed works by guest artists George Staib, Iyun Harrison and Fernando Ferraz, and by faculty Trent D. Williams, Jr., Tiffany Rhynard, Ric Rose, Isa Garcia-Rose and Melissa Brenner. She also studied under Tzveta Kassabova, Kristin O'Neal, Pat Graney, Nita Little and Elizabeth Johnson. At UCSC, they danced in an evening-length piece by Cid Pearlman.


2023 SHOWS

With Augie Sherman

  • Fertile Ground - Feb. 12

  • WestFest - April 27-30

  • Joy! - July 27-28

  • Studio to Stage - Oct. 13-15


With Nikki and the Noise

  • Deep Cuts - Oct. 21 + 22


With Cocco & Co

  • unKEMpT Dance Festival - Jan. 28

  • 8 in Show - March 29


With Digital Movement Dance

  • NACHMO Brooklyn - Feb. 4

  • Fertile Ground - Feb. 12

Nicoletta's original choreography

  • Fertile Ground - May 7

PHOTO CREDITS: Elyse Mertz Photography (, photographing "uneasy feeling queasy" choreographed by Breena Cocco of Cocco & Co 

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