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, Lakme, The Bartered Bride, The Flying Dutchman, Die Fledermaus, Aida, Hamlet, Macbeth, Andrea Chenier, SHOWBOAT, Cenerentola, CARMEN, Madama Butterfly, OTELLO and most recently Samson & Delilah.
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, along with NOC-tURNE has been invited to participate in the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, Washington DC. 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. Her new contemporary dance work, XENOMORPHIA was invited to be part of a benefit concert for the Dance Metro DC at the Dance Place in Washington DC. She has founded NFT Dance Theatre & Company a freelance dance troupe comprised of artists from local DC dance companies including the The Washington Ballet and Teatro de Danza Contemporanea.
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 a professional theatre and film actor. She has been seen in numerous television, film and stage works. Her dance on film project for which she wrote, directed and produced is an Official Selection of the Festival Internacional VideodanzaBA in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was a Judges Finalist Choice at the Born in Baltimore Film Festival sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Film and Media Studies Program.
"...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