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Anthony Morigerato

BIOGRAPHY

Anthony Morigerato is the executive director and choreographer for the New York City based AM Productions (2007-Present). Anthony was also the artistic director of the AM Dance Project from 2006-2008. As a performer Anthony has been a soloist and member of Michael Minery's Tapaholics and is the lead tap dancer and choreographer for the musical group Matt and Anthony. Anthony has performed as a soloist in venues all across the United States, most notably, The Duke, New World Stages, The Theater at St. Clement's, The Beacon, The Manhattan Center, Roseland, The National Comedy Theater, The DiCapo Opera House, Proctor's GE Theater, The Victoria Theater at NJPAC, Dance Theater Workshop, Theater Row, and the Hammerstein Ballroom. He has performed on stages all over the world and on television on the "Tony Danza Show" and NBC's "America's Got Talent". Anthony has been featured in Dance Teacher and Dancer Magazine and continues to perform and choreograph throughout the United States. He has served as an adjudicator and master teacher for dance organizations, competitions, theater schools, and dance studios throughout the nation since 1999, having students go on to perform in all aspects of the performance industry. He is currently on faculty for NUVO Dance Convention, SLIDE with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Dance Teacher Summit, and The Dance Awards. Anthony is planing his first dance/art installation and reemergence of his dance company AM Dance Project in the spring/summer of 2013.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

In the summer of 2011 Anthony became The Guinness Book of Records, world record holder for most tap sounds in one minute. Anthony broke
the original record of 1,054 sounds by making 1,163 sounds in one minute.

FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO"

When I was 12 years old my mother bought me my first pair of Capezio K360s. We ordered them in NYC and than I had to wait six weeks for them to arrive at my house. Everyday when I got home from school I would sit and wait for the postman to arrive to see if my new shoes had come, and I can remember vividly the day that they did. I have worn Capezio K360s ever since that day, they have been a constant in my life for the past 15 years and I hope they always will be!

FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM

K360 Tap shoe.

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS

Any success I have had in dance has worked something like this. I would have to work hard. Than I would go home and dream big. Than I would work harder. Than I would go home and dream even bigger. Than I would go home and work on it some more and than finally put it all out there and do it! I have had success and at the same time I have had failure. It is wise to always remember that with any performance, project, endeavor, or work, we are always going to find one of two results waiting at the end. Success or failure. Just remember that you can't allow failure to stop you and you can't allow success to blind you and hold you back from what is coming next...When ever I encounter either success or failure I just dig down and than take it from the top...Work hard, than dream big, than work harder, the dream even bigger, than work some more, and than do it. You can accept the result no matter what it is because in the end "neither success or failure is ever final" (Quote attributed to Roger Babson). The important thing is that we aren't afraid and just go for it!!!.

UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW

When I was a young boy I wanted to be the first baseman for the New York Yankees just like Don Mattingly. I still live out that fantasy by being an expert player on Xbox 360, playing Major League Baseball 2K11. I finished my season by not losing a single game and winning the world series with a 162-0 record..