Our Artistic Director, Nicole Caputo – D'Agostino, has an extensive background in dance. She has been dancing for over 20 years and has attending some of the most prestigious programs in New York. A graduate of Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts and of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance), she has been taught by and has danced with some of the most well-known dance companies in the country. She has also learned technique and performed in works from the likes of Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, The Sean Curran Dance Company ("STOMP"), and the Second Avenue Dance Company, to name a few. Nicole has the knowledge and experience necessary to teach proper technique in many eclectic styles. She has received numerous Performing Arts Awards, received a Certificate of Excellence in Dance from La Guardia High School, and has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for her excellence in Dance Education and Mentorship.
Co-Artistic Director, Michelle Caputo, has also had many years of intensive dance training. A graduate of Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts, she continues now to dance at a professional level. Her extensive background in dance had led her to being named a New York Knicks City Dancer. After her second season, she was named team MVP and was later named team Captain. While dancing for the Knicks, Michelle was also a member of the New York Liberty Torch Patrol. During her second season, she performed as team Captain and was also the team's Coach and Choreographer. Michelle has also been a featured artist at Broadway Dance Center on multiple occasions. She has won numerous awards competing at a national level, and has been chosen by Body Wrappers Dance wear to model in their catalogue. Her talents have taken her around the globe for guest appearances and she has appeared in many television commercials. She is a true performer in every sense of the word and has endless knowledge in all areas of dance.
David Gamboa was born and raised in California. His past credits include "Bewitched" "Ugly Betty", Various Award Shows, Musical Theatre, TV, Commercials and Videos. He has toured with CHARO, Pepper Mint, Princess Cruises and Crystal Cruises. He has choreographed for Prima J, Toestah, Knicks City Dancers, Knicks City Kids, and Liberty Torch Patrol just to name a few. Currently working on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.