Choreographer | Dancer | Producer | Designer
Paolo is a 20 year veteran of Swing Dance specializing in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston and The Madison. In addition, Mr. Pasta Lanna is versed on all the popular ballroom styles from Mambo to Foxtrot. He is a staff instructor at Dance Manhattan NYC & Westchester Ballroom NY, and a fixture at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing (featured talent for over a Decade). Paolo and his original partner Janice Wilson were the first Lindy Hoppers to TOUR with with Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and in 1998 they won the American Swing Dance Championships. Shortly thereafter, they performed with shows “Swing Dance America” and “Forever Swing” The Big Band Musical Revue featuring Michael Buble. In addition to founding the Lindy Hop All-Stars, Paolo created events such as the Summer Jamboree Dance Camp in Italy, The Shake, Rhythm & Roll Festival, and he’s the creative director of the Swing Remix.