President / Instructor
Paul Pellicoro began his illustrious career as an athlete and artist. He trained in modern and ballet before finding the right fit in the Ballroom and Latin Dance arena. His inspiration came in the 1970’s as a New York Hustle street dancer. From there he continued his professional training in International Style (ISTD) as well as American Style dancing. He is one of the few experts in the varied authentic styles that he himself helped bring back into fashion. The genres and trends he crusaded for include Argentine Tango, NY Palladium style Mambo “On 2”, and of course the Hustle.
In the late1980’s Paul and his partner Eleny Fotinos competed in International Style Ballroom (Standard) and Latin-American Style distinguishing them as 10 Dance competitors. They were Rising Star Champions in the Latin American style.
He also is well known as the choreographer and the man who taught Al Pacino the tango sequence in the award winning film “Scent of a Woman”. Some other of Paul’s distinguished work in film also includes “The Object of My Affection”, “Summer of Sam”, and “Flawless” with Robert De Niro. In addition, Paul is a professional adjudicator and he is certified by the Imperial Society of Dances (London).
For a list of Paul's current group class offerings or to register for one of his group classes please click here.
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