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Portrait Nicolo FonteHe was born in New York where he started to dance at 14 years of age. He received grants to study at the Joffrey Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet and the New York City Ballet, finishing and completing his studies in the Suny Purchase University in New York. In 1988 he joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal where he danced works by George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, James Kudelka and Nacho Duato. He became a soloist in 1991 and danced classical and neoclassical ballets.

In 1994 he joined Compañía Nacional de Danza where he has danced many ballets by his artistic director, Nacho Duato, as well as works by other prestigious choreographers of contemporary dance.

Nicolo also has an enormous interest in developing his choreographic side. Les Grands Ballets, La Bande Apart (Montreal) and the Ballet Jorgen (Toronto) have works by him. His ballet Oh, Come On was performed at the Festival International de Nouvelle Danse in 1993. He has also created four ballets for the choreographic.