ITALY / Class: Hip Hop
Marco was born in 1983 in Montalto di Castro, Italy.
In 1994 at the age 11 he traveled to Los Angeles, USA for the firs time where he met his first teacher, Milo Levell and where he started dancing Hip Hop. He continued dancing while studying in high school and then college.
As a dancer he started a careful research of a clean, expressive and technically correct movement and he became a passionate listener of Hip Hop and R&B music.
He continued traveling to to USA every year studying in some of most prestigious dance studios in USA: Los Angeles (Millenium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynold’s, The Edge…), New York (Broadway Dance Center). He danced with world-renowned dancers such as Brian Green, Ejoe Wilson, Superdave, Popin Pete, Mr Wiggles, Link, Loose Joint, Dante, Marty Kudelka, Jayson Wright, RoRo Tabor, Rino, Dave Scott, Shane Sparks, Misha Gabriel, just to mention a few.
In 1996 at age 13, Marco became Milo’s assistant and he worked with him both in Europe and America. This experience allowed him to learn the importance of an effective teaching method and a positive relationship with students.
In 1998 he started teaching in Jesolo, Italy, at the international convention Fitnesslandia organized by Cruisin’. He also started teaching at prestigious conventions around Europe: Madrid, Barcelona, Chiasso, Saint Tropez, Lisbon, Zurich, Basilea, Amsterdam.
While traveling during the weekend Marco taught in his dance studio during the week. His students have participated in national and international competitions and conventions. By working in his dance studio Marco was able to understand the real issues the students face when taking classes and he was able to connect to students at a personal level.
Between 1999 and 2000 Marco had his first work experiences in USA as the Italian master teacher for Madonna Grimes’s International Hip Hop School in Los Angeles.
In 2006 together with Cruisin’ Marco created the R&B Dance School a touring weekend master class that took place in Milano, Pordenone, Mantova, Montalto di Castro, Venezia, Mirandola.
In 2011 Marco was invited to teach at Amsterdam Dance Center for 15 days. In the last few years Marco has been focusing on the training and the improvement of his freestyle techniques.
In 2013 and 2014 he successfully participated in several contests: Abruzzo Hip Hop Festival 2013, Jambo 2013, Give It Up 2013, Special One 2014.