Christina Carminucci, born and raised in New Jersey, is a New York City based tap dancer. She began her training with the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City Youth Ensemble and has studied extensively under the mentorship of Derick K Grant. Christina is a Cum Laude graduate from Pace University (2016) with a BBA in Arts and Entertainment Management and can be seen performing, choreographing, and teaching throughout NYC.
This proud Jacob’s Pillow Tap Program alumna has appeared in works by many of today’s greats, including Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Brenda Bufalino, and Jason Samuels Smith, to name a few. Additionally she has danced with a number of notable companies including Michelle Dorrance’s Dorrance Dance and Sarah Reich's Tap Music Project. Over the past few years Christina has performed throughout the NYC area both in acclaimed venues, including the Duke on 42nd, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Victory Theater, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and on reputable award show stages, including the New York City Capezio A.C.E Awards and the 2016 Bessie Awards.
“Nucci” has worked internationally as an ensemble member of Christopher Erk’s Tap Factor performing two original shows on board the #1 rated cruise ship in the world, the MS Europa 2 of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Interested in creating her own work, Christina co-produced “On That Note”, a full-length evening of tap dance and live jazz performance in New York City at Feinstein's/54 Below (2018), Teatro Sea (2017), and Don’t Tell Mama cabaret club (2016). Most recently, the Mare Nostrum Elements 2019 Emerging Choreographer debuted her first original one-woman show “When the Smoke Clears” at the Triad Theater in NYC. Passionate about sharing her love and knowledge of the art form, she currently teaches at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where she is in her fourth season as an Artist in Residence, and is on faculty at Steps on Broadway.