Bio

Brian Dean Fidalgo II (Dancer) is a 3rd generation Tampanian. He has been an active member of the arts in Tampa for over two decades.  While attending Howard W. Blake Magnet Arts High School, dance called to him. It was there he fell in love with the duality of physicality and emotion, without vocal expression.

After college, dance led him in many directions performing with numerous local companies including  Spanish Lyric Theatre (Tampa) , The Florida Orchestra, Fuzion Dance (Sarasota), Gaudere Danza (Tampa) , Moving Ethos (Sarasota)  and Moving Current dance collective (Tampa) and Ledges and Bones ( Los Angeles/ San Francisco).    His projects both nationally and abroad have taken him to places such as California, Utah, New York, St. Louis, Seattle, and Colombia.

Brian is a past recipient of the Hillsborough County Emerging Artist Grant, Florida Dance Association’s Choreographer in Residence  and  25 to Watch from Creative Loafing.  He has been honored to work with inspiring artists: Holly Johnston, Paul Matteson, Lynne Wimmer, Nina Watt, Andy & Dionne Noble and many others .  He has choreographed for St.Petersburg College, MusInc, SLT productions (The Full Monty) and most recently as the newly appointed Artistic Director of Moving Current dance collective.

Over the last three years he has been co-developing the base//flight partnering technique for modern dance with partner Erin Cardinal.  Together they have taught and presented at  festivals and schools including  American College Dance Festival, Howard W Blake Magnet High School (Semester Residency), Dance Gallery Festival (Sam Houston State University), Dr. Phillips High School (Orlando), and Hillsborough Community College, to name a few.

In his effort to maintain balance when he’s not dancing he runs his family’s antifreeze recycling business, Brian’s On-site Recycling Inc., and rides motorcycles. He continues to explore the human condition by both, experiencing life to the fullest and artistically investigating the choices we make in life.