West Palm Beach – Nicholas Garlo is now with Ballet Quad Cities located in Rock Island, Illinois. The well-established American company was founded 1996 doing five major productions a year. Ballet Quad Cities is the longest-running resident professional ballet company in the entire state of Iowa and western Illinois, one of only 100 in the nation.
Nicholas Garlo came to Paris Ballet and Dance as a boy to begin his serious dance study until he graduated at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. While with Paris Ballet and Dance he performed many exciting roles, and later danced with the Palm Beach Opera, and others.
With his great dance education, he was accepted into the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College in New York. There, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Minor in Arts Management. In May of 2017, he graduated, Cum Laude with the Bert Terborgh Award.
Nicholas also studied at numerous summer intensives such as Springboard Danse Montreal, Jacob’s Pillow the Contemporary Program, The Netherlands Dance Theater Intensive, Launch with Northwest Dance Project, Arts Umbrella, the Movement Invention Project, and Joffrey Chicago. He also received the chance to study abroad in Taiwan for five months, where he continued to study and research classical ballet, modern, contemporary, and eastern influenced techniques such as Chinese Opera Kung Fu. Director Jean-Hugues Feray and the staff of Paris Ballet and Dance are very proud of Nick, and his many wonderful accomplishments. His future is bright as a professional dancer!