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John Michael Fiumara



#fbf to the #carnegiemuseumofnaturalhistory posing with a friend.. :) πŸ—Ώ Thanks for the love! This is awesome! #hamiltonchi #charleslee #Repost @hawkin_headlines (@get_repost)
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Sit back, take it in, and be thankful!:) β›…οΈπŸŒŠπŸŒπŸŒ± Looking into these next couple days off like... πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Waiting at the door for my pizza like... πŸ˜πŸ•πŸ•#dayoff My father is the epitome of someone who stands in their truth. He is patient, he is kind, he is loving, and he wants nothing more than to simply make his children happy. Thank you for being such a wonderful, and guiding father over all these years. You are a beautiful man. I love you Dad. THE FACE YOU MAKE WHEN YOU'RE BACK!! Always so #thankful to be a part of the amazing @hamiltonmusical family! This night felt crazy awesome, and BLESSED! Thank you to all the friends, family, and doctors who were a part of this roller coaster of a  journey! I feel so loved! Thank you thank you thank you! #recovery #wewon #hamiltonchi #charleslee #generallee #M1 #weback To that time.. #tonys #19 #cheese #newsies I've been trying to be very still lately. To be present and aware in each moment. There's so many things that can congest our lives, but I'm learning that finding balance through all of it is key. (Which is a lot easier said than done) Balance meaning; the evenness in working, playing, energy exertion, deep rest, nutrition, presence in one self, simply balancing life, and staying positive in it all, and trying to have as much understanding as possible. I'm happy and thankful to be alive. To be able to enjoy the little things in life. Like this view for instance:) #thankfulforthelittlethings #peace #still #space #thepowerofnow #trust #faith Oh the possibilities of life:) #believeinyourself #possibilitiesareendless #spreadthejoy #spreadthelove ONE. WEEK. #hamilton #hamiltonchi #generallee #m1 #recovery #itsbeenaminute TruthπŸ™ŒπŸ½ #Repost @grimeystepz (@get_repost)
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I call this- Bladder Check πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Oh booooooooy it never fails, there's always the student who can go a whole day of classes without thinking about a bathroom break but when tap class begins all of a sudden the end of the world strikes⚑️ and they will die unless they use the bathroom immediately which if granted permission usually last the duration of a whole classπŸ€”...........✍🏾
Don't fret tap teachers don't feel bad just challenge the bladder!  Lol See how bad they really have to goπŸ™ƒπŸ™ƒ. #danceconvention #tapdance #tapclass #dancecompetition #convention #nycda #nycdainspires #bathroombreak #dancelife #danceteacherlife #actorslife #teacherslife #choreographer #capezio #danceclass #dancestudents #dancemoms #comedymemes #sammydavisjr #funnyposts #whynot #striveforgreatness Peace✌🏽 My day.. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #skate #longboardlife Working on it.. #betteryourself #stayhumble So how's YOUR day going?... πŸ˜‚ #tbt to last year @papermillplayhouse West Side! These new summer vibes are giving me all the memories! #pmpwestsidestory #diesel #smolder #greattimes I love you Mom. You are the best Mom. You are my only Mom. Thank you for all of the ups and downs. Thank you for always sticking to us. Thank you for all of your love, the graciousness, the details, the work, and the heart that you put into everything you do in order to raise us kids. I love you, we love you, you are a true power ranger, and an even greater Mom. Thank you for simply being there, for caring, for being you. I ❀Mom. Happy Mothers Day Mom!:) #happymothersday #thankful #Repost @karlapunogarcia with @repostapp
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Fellas. @sky_flaherty @andret.malcolm @justjmf7 @robbienicholson @d_guzz @bentylercook @demariusr_copes .
Teaching my last two classes at @bdcnyc tomorrow FRIDAY 4-6pm and MONDAY 3-430pm until July!! Come and dance! .
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#bdcnyc #letthegoodtimesroll #theaterjazz #boysdancetoo #broadwaydancecenter #tbt to this past week when I saw @naponacott in @bandstandbway So good, and so proud of the man, and actor you've become. You inspire me. Truly. Shout out to @morgankei @ryanvandenboom @tapdancekaz you guys killed it! @ablankenbuehler @davidkorins slay! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #bandstand #bandstandbway #swing #hamiltonchicago #thankful

I was born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania! I grew up as a dance competition kid, which is what got me into dancing in front of audiences. It allowed me to become more comfortable, and confident in front of them as well.

     My first inspiration for dance came from watching the classics, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, and Sammy Davis Jr. Those men were the reason why I went to a dance studio in the first place. My dance studio’s name was the Abby Lee Dance Company, which is where I received most of my dance training, along with dance conventions like NYCDA, JUMP, NUVO, etc. I started out as more of a tap dancer, but realized how important ballet was once I had started doing the Youth American Grand Prix competitions. That’s what really helped contribute to my technique. 

     Besides dancing, I love to play the drums, and piano. Drums and tap dancing are already so cohesive, it just kind of happened. Piano I’ve always had such an appreciation for, I can’t really read music that well, but I still enjoy playing by ear! Music is basically what moves us to dance, so growing up with those instruments along with dancing, just helped my musicality that much more! 

     My first big job was Newsies on Broadway! What an exciting, and beautiful experience! I had actually auditioned for them through both open, and invited calls a few times before I had gotten it. And after some of those auditions, I had danced a Newsies performance at the Fred Astaire and Adele Awards. Therefore I was dancing for Chris Gatelli(Choreographer) and Lou Castro(Associate Choreographer) as they taught us the intension, and choreography of the show. That gave such great exposure, and experience! I was able to do that through Joe Lanteri(NYCDA) which was the same dance organization that I mentioned earlier. The world is so small! I believe that’s how I was put on their radar! 

    The people that have influenced me most in life are the classics that I mentioned before. Along with my family, my dance teachers, the friends that I’ve danced with growing up, and of course the Lord. Anyone you meet in life can potentially be a big influence! I think its up to us to figure out who the good ones are! 

     As I always say, my favorite sayings “Do what you love!” “Do what makes you happy!”