Nicolo Fonte has created over 40 new works for dance companies spanning the globe, garnering praise and generating excitement for his daring and theatrical approach to dance. The Australian Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and The Dutch National Ballet, among many others, all have works of his in their repertoire. Whether made to Ravel’s brash Bolero or the quiet intricacy of a Bach violin piece, Fonte ballets have common ground: “The choreography is inventive, creating expressive original shapes built on an undercurrent of implicit human relationships” (Foyer/Dance Europe). “What impresses the most is that his choreography is obviously the result of a personal reflexion - distinctly and unmistakably Fonte, proof of a rare quality” (Michel Odin / Danse).
As a member of Nacho Duato's Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Fonte forged a strong identity in the Spanish company for seven years, for both his dancing and his choreography. “En los Segundos Ocultos” (“In Hidden Seconds”), one of three ballets Fonte created for the company, was hailed as a breakthrough work of great impact with the poetic vision of a mature artist and indeed this ballet established his presence on the international dance scene.
From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Fonte enjoyed a creative partnership with The Göteborg Ballet in Sweden helping to establish the company’s distinct profile. There, he created his first full-length ballet, Re: Tchaikovsky, which appeared on the “Best of 2005” lists of both Ballett International and Dance Europe. Fonte has also played an important role in the ongoing development of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet as one of that company's most popular guest choreographers. To date he has created eight highly successful works for ASFB.
Mr. Fonte is currently Resident Choreographer for Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Photo by Jana Cruder.