Photo Credit: Deborah Hanock Photography
Artistic Director & Inspirer
Nancy Paradis began her career on the east coast performing with the Washington Ballet, Richmond Ballet and Louisville Ballet Companies. As a principal and soloist, she danced roles ranging from classical, neo-classical and modern ballets.
In Los Angeles, Nancy performed and choreographed in the commercial world including NBC Must See TV, A&E Promo, Fox Fit TV, the Hollywood Bowl and the MTV Movie Awards. As a Madonna impersonator, she performed in China on a national tour.
She worked in the fitness market as well, and appears in over 60 episodes of The Method Show on Fox TV - a Pilates, Yoga and Dance based fitness show. She appears in Power Core Yoga Videos and Crunch Fitness.
Nancy was a guest speaker on Fox 11 News titled “Posture”
Nancy has taught as adjunct professor at UC Irvine, Loyola Marymount University and currently Moorpark College where she prepares dancers for a commercial career in the performing arts. She's an instructor, choreographer and co-producer of concerts. She also mentors young artists by collaborating with the music, theater and film departments.
She is thrilled to be returning in Fall 2020 to her home company, Richmond Ballet to choreograph a new work/world premier on the company who gave her so many opportunities as an aspiring dancer and artist.
Nancy is artistic director of her company LA Dance Moves, a very unique
dance, music, art and media company. By collaborating composers and musicians with dance and art, she reaches new audiences and creates beautiful works of the human spirit through film, concert and media works.
She is now extending her company into the dance and music community to give opportunity to more talented artists.
Despite our current challenges, she is more determined than ever for
LA Dance Moves to move your soul!