Nico Ricchini

Dancer

Nicolas trained in Ballet in Lyon and in Contemporary Dance in Barcelona in Varium. Over the past ten years he has worked with artists and companies such as Pepe Hevia Danza (Cuba), Fernando Madagan (Nederlands Dans Theater), Tupac Martir in London, Emma Martin Dance, Akram Khan Company for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, La Taimada, CLOD Ensemble and Lali Ayguadé Company among others.

His performance of the solo Chotto Desh for Akram Khan Company on a three-year international tour was a highlight of his career: a work translated in 6 languages, hosted in 85 cities and seen by more than 110,000 spectators. He has also been an actor, together with Lali Ayguadé, in the multi-award winning and Oscar nominee short film Timecode by Juanjo Giménez.

A dance entrepreneur, Nicolas has initiated innovative projects in Barcelona for the education of contemporary dance such as the FRE3 BODIES program that he co-directs together with Nadine Gerspacher since 2018. Since 2018, he has directed Big Story Productions which operates as a production and representation company for contemporary dance artists and projects. In 2020, started working again with Akram Khan Company as rehearsal director, and cover dancer, for the piece Chotto Xenos.

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