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Dario Natarelli

BIOGRAPHY

Dario Natarelli, 13, is a young performing artist who lives in New York, NY. Dario has had the privilege to be mentored and supported by generous teachers: Jared Grimes, Joshua Bergasse, Brice Mousset, Michelle Dorrance, Robert L. Reed, Dorit Koppel, Ray Hesselink, and more.

As a performer, Dario has taken to the stage in the National Tour of "The Radio City Christmas" Spectacular and the Disney pilot production of "The Little Mermaid, Jr.", was a principal singer and dancer on the Sesame Street Float for "The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade", and has worked as a principal on national commercials for Macy’s, Time Warner Cable, Safeway, The Children’s Place, Nickelodeon, Sunny D, Cablevision, Nokia, and more. Dario was cast as The Nutcracker Prince in "The Yorkville Nutcracker" with Dances Patrelle. He has been featured as a principal dancer in "Tap City" at Symphony Space, "Evening Stars" at The Riverwalk Festival, "Broadway Underground" at BB Kings, "Tap Youth Tap Future" at The Duke Theater, "The St. Louis Tap Festival Showcase", and more.  He performed in NBC Smash Choreographer Josh Bergasse’s choreography showcase at the age of 9.  He was also on the faculty panel for The Oklahoma City Tap Festival. He has sung at Joe’s Pub in NYC and has modeled for 4 years with projects including shoots for Target, Kiwi Magazine, Child Magazine, photographer Jordan Matter, and catalogs.

Dario is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. He teaches tap privately and is an assistant teacher at ATDF.  He is a high honor roll student who has recently been accepted into LaGuardia Arts High School. Dario is grateful to have the opportunity to train many hours a week at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, The Broadway Workshop, American Tap Dance Foundation, and with private teachers and coaches in NYC.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Principle role in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour
  • Cast in Disney Pilot production of The Little Mermaid, JR. - NYC
  • National commercials for Macy's, Time Warner Cable, Nickelodeon, Safeway and more
  • Solo dance performances at many Off-Broadway theaters

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

My instrument, music for my feet.

FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM

My K360s.

BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS

I think it's to dance with heart because even if you have amazing technique, if you don't believe the story, no one will believe your story.

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

I'm a PADI certified scuba diver and I love to do the trapeze. So I like moving through the air and water as much as I like dancing on the ground.

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