Nancy (ballroom dance alias Nonci) is a multi-faceted artist who creates performing art from a state of power and magic. She is inspired by her love of psychology, literature, nature and an endless fascination of the human quest for life, love and hope.
As a classically trained dancer, Nancy has shared the stage with such world-renowned artists as Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, and Deborah Voigt to name a few. Nonci also appeared as a featured dancer in Dance With Me starring Vanessa Williams and Cheyenne. She also appeared in Barry Levinson's Avalon and as a featured dancer in The Shakespeare Theatre's production of Twelfth Night at the Sydney Harmon Hall Washington DC. She recently danced with the stars of “So You Think You Can Dance” – Benji Schwimmer, Sabra Johnson and Jamal – on the Daughters of the American Revolution stage. She was cast in numerous productions as a principal dancer in Baltimore and at the Kennedy Center Opera House stage with the Washington Opera in such productions as La Traviata, Lucrezia Borgia, Samson et Delilah, Lakme, The Bartered Bride, The Flying Dutchman, Die Fledermaus, Aida, Hamlet, Macbeth, Andrea Chenier, SHOWBOAT, , Cenerentola, CARMEN and most recently Madama Butterfly.
As a choreographer, she recently graduated from the Dance Icons Choreographic Institute in Washington DC in 2017 and is the Mark Ryder Original Choreography Grant recipient for 2018. Her graduate thesis work APOTHEOTIK has been invited to participate in the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, Washington DC on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 5pm. She assisted choreographer Vladimir Angelov in numerous ballets for the Indianapolis Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Washington Ballet, Arizona Ballet and Tokyo City Ballet. She has also choreographed for stage works for such productions as EVITA, LYSISTRATA, The Miser and An Ounce of Blues and most recently The Hairy Ape. Most recently she choreographed a new contemporary dance work, XENOMORPHIA, which was invited to be part of a benefit concert for the Dance Metro DC at the Dance Place in Washington DC.
Nonci Tirado is an esteemed Professional Champion Latin dancer with numerous US titles, including: US Latin National Finalist, North American Champion, Eastern US Champion and US Rising Star Champion. She was also the Undefeated Fred Astaire National Latin Champion. She performed abroad with former US Champion Rick Valenzuela (Japan), former US Latin finalist Marco Mechelke (Costa Rica, Germany) and former Dutch Grand Prix finalist Ariel Rad (France). She has trained with Latin-ballroom giants Espen Salberg, Ron Montez, Ruud Vermeij, Julie Laird and numerous others. Her classical training began in San Diego working with Maxim Tchernychev and Hyunmi Cho. She is currently a faculty member at Washington School of Ballet.
Nonci is also a professional theatre and film actor. She has been seen in numerous television, film and stage works.
"...Nancy Flores as usual provides a polarizing performance. She is a magnetic presence, and when she takes the stage, you watch her almost to the exclusion of others on stage which is perfect for this role."-by James Howard of broadwayworld.com