CARLOS FITTANTE is a dance artist of remarkable diversity who specializes in Balinese and Baroque dance. He is a graduate of the School of American Ballet and has a BA in Dance from Empire State College (SUNY). Since 1990 He has been the artistic director of BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a contemporary dance company inspired by Balinese theatre and has performed and studied extensively in Bali, Indonesia. He has performed throughout the United States as well as internationally inluding Japan, Korea, Bali, England, Germany, and Mexico. In July 2000 he presented his fusion style story ballet, Ramayana-Abduction of Sita, at the International Bali Arts Festival where it received critical acclaim. He danced with the New York Baroque Dance Company for fourteen years and has been featured as a soloist in a number of Baroque operas including New York City Operas production of Handels, Rinaldo, Boston Early Music Festivals production of Lullys, Thesee, and Apollos Fires production of Rameaus, Les Indes Gallante. His choreographic work includes East/West fusion, Contemporary, and Baroque and has been presented at Queer Moves Festival (NYC), D.U.M.B.O. Dance Festival, Staten Island Ballet, New Choreographers on Pointe (NYC), New York Baroque Dance Company, Queens Museum of Art to mention a few. He teaches Mask & Gesture the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and movement at Peridance Center in NYC.