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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, 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 an evening-length work by Cid Pearlman.

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, and Nikki and the Noise, directed by Nikki Assanti.




With Breena Cocco's Cocco & Co.

  • unKEMpT Dance Festival - Jan. 28

  • 8 in Show - March 29


With Daniel Morimoto's Digital Movement Dance

  • NACHMO Brooklyn - Feb. 4

  • Fertile Ground - Feb. 12

With Augie Sherman

  • Fertile Ground - Feb. 12

Nicoletta showing 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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