Director and Producer
Antonio Pio Fini is a former Italian principal dancer, choreographer, director and producer. In 2015 he founded Fini Production LLC to fulfill his desire of showcase artist, companies, creating and producing. In 2011 he founded Alto Jonio Dance Award in Villapiana Lido, Calabria, South of Italy and in 2013 the Italian International Dance Award in New York now united under Fini Dance Festival. In 2016 he started Fini Dance New York Showcase in Florence during Danza In Fiera the biggest dance fair in Europe. And in the same year started the TV Show The Audition 8 episodes future on Amazon TV.
As a Dancer
Antonio Fini was a principal dancer with Michael Mao Dance, one of the foremost modern and contemporary companies of multi-cultural performers in New York City. Stylistically, Antonio merged athleticism with art, bringing fluid energy to the simplest of intentions. Performing in New York City throughout the US, and Europe Antonio was also special guest with Martha Graham Dance Company, Erick Hawkins dance company, The National Ballet of Kosovo, Staten Island Ballet, Boca Ballet Theater and Mare Nostrum Elements.
In 2010 he was Awarded by Joseph Fontano as Emerging Choreographer at Stefano Valentini Award III Edition. He receives from Brunilda Lato the Altomonte Dance Award and in 2014 he was Award by Aldo Masella with the Teatro Carcano Award.
As choreographer he created works for the National Ballet of Kosovo, Roi Escudero, the Players of the Square, Company in residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and “La danza dei camorristi” for the New York City Opera at Rose Theater at Lincoln Center.
Antonio Fini began his career dancing tarantella, horseback riding, and the Martial Arts in Villapiana, Calabria, Italy, where he was born.
His innate talent for movement and performing qualities earned him a scholarship to Milan’s Centro Studi Coreografici Teatro Carcano directed by Aldo Masella and Renata Bestetti, where he was taught ballet by Margherita Smirnova, and Graham Technique by Elena Albano, appearing also in their respective choreographed works in concert. At Carcano he studied dance, music, drama, acrobatics. In Amsterdam he learned to perform fire-dancing.
Before moving to the United States he danced in Italy for the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, I Giovani del Carcano, Talenti in Scena and Balletto di Milano.
In TV he danced for Paola Barale, Milano Rockin’ Fashion, designer Frankie Morello in choreography by Luca Tommassini. Antonio has choreographed in Italy for Talent on Stage inMilan, for Siris Festival of Nova Siri “Diego e Isabella”, “Ethno-show” in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, and in 2005 he won the Olympics Game of Dance in Milan.
Antonio has taught dance at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, SLK Ballet School and Huntington Center for Performing Arts, throughout Italy, in Spain, Switzerland, France, Kosovo, and Alaska. He is also a certified Pilates Instructor as well as a Reiki healer.