Christina Carminucci, born and raised in New Jersey, is an NYC based tap dancer. In her youth, she trained as a multidisciplinary dancer at a local studio, seeking out further tap dance training at BDC, STEPS, and ATDF (Tap City Youth Ensemble). While earning her BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University, Christina was fortunate enough to study extensively under the mentorship of Derick K Grant. Recognized as one of Dance Magazine’s 2022 “25 to Watch”, she can always be found performing, choreographing, producing or teaching.
The Jacob’s Pillow Tap Program alumna has appeared in works by many of today’s greats, including Dormeshia and Michelle Dorrance (Dorrance Dance). Over the years she has had the opportunity to perform at acclaimed venues including The Joyce Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Chicago Jazz Showcase, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). “Nucci” also worked internationally as an ensemble member of Christopher Erk’s Tap Factor on board the #1 rated cruise ship in the world, the MS Europa 2 of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Inspired to develop her own voice, Christina co-produced “On That Note” at Feinstein's/54 Below, Teatro Sea, and Don’t Tell Mama cabaret club in NYC. Shortly following, the Mare Nostrum Elements 2019 Emerging Choreographer debuted her first self-produced one-woman show “When the Smoke Clears” at the Triad Theater in NYC (2019). Most recently, Christina launched “The Solidarity Series”, an ongoing live performance experience dedicated to both furthering the development and increasing the visibility of improvisational tap dance as it relates to jazz music. Passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of the art form, she teaches regularly at Steps on Broadway in NYC and at various workshops around the country and world.