Dancer, Actor, Singer, Teacher, Choreographer
a bit about dario
Dario Natarelli is a US Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts Winner, and a Capezio Athlete. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Dario is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York where he was a drama major and delivered a commencement address at Lincoln Center centering around the importance of arts education.
Credits include: Tappin’ Thru Life with Maurice Hines (Off-Broadway), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Salute to the Presidential Scholars at The Kennedy Center directed by Debbie Allen, Breaking Brooklyn (film), Scholar-In-Residence at the Vail Dance Festival, Assistant Choreographer to Michelle Dorrance at Vail Dance Festival, Assistant Choreographer to J. Austin Eyer for Hands on a Hardbody at Penn State Centre Stage, Assistant Choreographer to Michele DunLeavy for Men on Boats at Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow, and national commercials.
Dario is on the teaching faculty at the acclaimed Broadway Dance Center in New York City. He has taught master classes in tap dance and contemporary dance nationwide. He teaches private dance lessons and creates choreography for dancers of all levels.
He volunteered for many years as an assistant teacher at American Tap Dance Foundation (NYC) and with Broadway Workshop for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS.
He is currently a BFA Musical Theater student at Pennsylvania State University where he performed one of his pieces for the University-wide initiative, “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion." He has achieved Dean’s List status for every semester and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Fraternity.
Dario is grateful to all of his teachers and supporters, at Penn State and throughout his training - especially his late tap dance mentor, Robert L. Reed, who always reminded him to “Respect the Dance."
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The New York Times (review of ‘Evening Stars’ at The River to River Festival)
“A soloist with microbeating feet... Dario Natarelli”
The Dance Enthusiast (review of ‘Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life’)
“Dario Natarelli tap dancing to #martinlutherkingjr #ihaveadream speech and we are both SO moved and SO impressed by his skill!”
“Another outstanding moment is watching (Maurice) Hines introduce 17 year old Dario Natarelli, who is amazing.”
New York Amsterdam News (review of ‘Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life’)
“An enchanting tapper (Dario)”
The New York Times (review of Broadway Underground)
“Dario proved himself the master.”
NJ Star Ledger
Dance Studio Life Magazine (feature story: Feet of Gold - Dario Natarelli)
“Dario is before his time...history in the making. Remember the name ‘Dario Natarelli’ because he's going to do great things. “
ATL Dance Source
Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert with the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn under the direction of Jason Asbury; photo by Jessica Doherty
The Kennedy Center, photo by Christopher Duggan
Tappin' Thru Life, Off-Broadway
Finalist week in Miami, photo courtesy of YoungArts
The Kennedy Center
YoungArts, photo by Pedro Portal
Dance for 2016, photo by Erin Baiano
photo by Christopher Boudewyns
Into the Woods, (Wolf), LaGuardia Arts, photo by George Go
photo by: Patrick Mansell
photo courtesy of Broadway Workshop
Radio City Christmas Spectacular