Franco Nieto

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Franco Nieto was born and raised in Vancouver, Washington, and played football for seven years before making his choice to dance. Franco began his training at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, continuing at Columbia Dance, and later graduating from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a B.F.A. in Jazz (dance) in 2009. Franco joined NW Dance Project as a company member and instructor in 2010 and in 2012, he was one of only six dancers in the country to win a prestigious Prince Grace Award.