Nicholas Rodrigues

Nicholas Rodrigues photo by Jacob Kruty

In Igloo, Nicholas Rodrigues uses elements of contemporary dance, hip-hop, and martial arts infused with nuanced personal styles to explore how feeling cold physically and emotionally affects one’s body and one’s relationships to those around it.

Nicholas Rodrigues is a 2015 graduate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) with a BFA in contemporary dance. While at UNCSA, he danced in works by Juel D. Lane, Kimberly Bartosik, Larry Keigwin, Bill T. Jones, Twyla Tharp and Merce Cunningham. Nicholas also has a passion for choreography: he presented his first piece in New York in December 2015, “Smile On ‘Em” as a part of his Kenan Fellowship with Lincoln Center Education. His July 2016 piece “Cat’n’Bounce” won an Innovative Choreography Award at Ballet Inc.’s The Series, Vol. 1. Nicholas presented a new work “Mobile Sanctuaries” at New York Live Arts in April 2017 as a recipient of the New Choreographer’s Grant presented by Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc. Nicholas freelances as well, and has performed with Abarukas, Chris Choreography, vessels and violetsound. He joined Johnnie Cruise Mercer and theREDproject/NYC as a company member in September 2017.