Nicholas Ruscica (he/him)
Nicholas Ruscica is originally from Toronto, Canada where he trained as a company member at Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (2012-2016), performing works by José Limón, Colin Connor, Kevin Wynn, Alexander Whitley, and Belinda McGuire. Nicholas is a four year recipient of the President's Merit Scholarship from the California Institute of the Arts where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2020. Nicholas has had the pleasure of participating in festivals such as Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (Quebec), Common Wealth Youth Dance Festival (Scotland), the José Limón International Dance Festival (New York) and Common Ground Dance Festival (Toronto). After graduation, Nicholas joined Limón in 2021 and has been teaching Limón technique at the National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, and Perpich Arts Highschool in Minnesota. As well, he has had the pleasure of working with artists and companies such as Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Human Body Expression, Raúl Tamez, Olivier Tarpaga, and TOES FOR DANCE. Most recently, Nicholas has been furthering his interest in choreography, presenting his solo “Puppy Love” in the Common Ground Dance Festival, a Cultural Hotspot Event hosted by TOES FOR DANCE in Toronto, and having an initial residency process with Clarke Blair and Sully Malaeb Proulx to create a new dance theatre piece titled “Versions of Self”.