Rhode Island Dance
Who's Who
Posted 16 July, 2007
Dante Sciarra
Dancer, Choreographer & Instructor
Jazz Dance & Musical Theatre

Dante A. Sciarra is an exciting performer, choreographer and dance instructor.

He has performed on Broadway in Chicago starring Jennifer Holliday. Throughout the U.S. and Europe he has been with several National Tours of Chicago with stars such as Sandy Duncan and Patti Labelle, Sunset Boulevard with Petula Clark and Hello Dolly with Michele Lee.

Dante has performed at such prestigious regional theatres such as, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight as well as in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Fabulous Fox in Detroit, MI.

He appeared in many shows at Theatre-By-The Sea in Matunuck, Rhode Island. Jim Seavor of the Providence Journal said the following when Dante appeared in TBTS's production of Oklahoma, "Jasmine Kirby and Dante Sciarra make a top-flight Dream Laurey and Dream Curly."

He has served as the Dance Captain and Fight Captain for several regional productions at the aforementioned theatres as well as being the Assistant Choreographer for Walnut Street Theatres production of Rags.

Dante will also be heading the jazz portion of Stephens College Summer Dance Intensive the summer of 2007.

Dante is also ECITS/ECA World Fitness certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.

His television and film credits include, Outside Providence with Alec Baldwin, The Sopranos and America's Millennium with choreography by Rob Marshall for the Discovery Channel.

Dante started his training with Elaine Colaneri at The Modern Jazz Dance Company-Center of The Arts in Providence. He has trained extensively at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center and New Dance Group with teachers such as John Medeiros, Ann Reinking, Jose Meier, Chris Chadman, Tony Stevens, Chet Walker and Henry LeTang as well as many others, with special training in Matt Mattox technique.

He has taught numerous master classes throughout New England and New York including for the Dance Teacher's Club Of Boston, Inc., DMA of Connecticut, Chapter 18 and DMA of New York City-Dance Educators Of America and has adjudicated many national dance competitions for Celebrity Dance Competitions, StarQuest, BravO!, StarPower and KAR Productions.

Master Classes

Dante is available to teach choreography, master and private classes. You can contact him at Dancinman1@aol.com.

Dante stresses warming up the whole body beginning with center work, isolations, stretching, lay-out combination, and progressions across the floor and an exciting dance combination utilizing Mattox, Fosse, funk and/or lyrical techniques to encourage adaptability to various movement and musical styles.

He focuses attention on the individual and the chance to develop skills while getting a great workout, utilizing diverse music selections,having fun and reinforcing how great it feels to dance!

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Dante is available to choreograph, and teach master classes or private classes throughout New England and New York


Phone: 212-636-9406, 401-965-0731 cell
Email: Dancinman1@aol.com