Born in the Philippines in 1988, Nicolas grew up in France, where he first trained and worked with the Compagnie Lyon Ballet. He then trained in contemporary dance in Barcelona and started working with Pepe Hevia Danza in 2009 as a first dancer and director’s assistant. Pepe Hevia and Nicolas were awarded for their duet Detrás del Cristal in Certamen Coreográfico de Burgos-Nueva York. Since 2010, he has been developing his own creative project, Nicolas Ricchini Company, based in Barcelona and has been invited as a guest teacher and choreographers in many countries and young companies.
In 2011 he began working as a freelancer and has collaborated with different choreographers such as Fernando Madagan (Netherlands Dance Theatre) and Tupac Martir in London, Emma Martin Dance, Akram Khan Company for the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremony, La Taimada, CLOD Ensemble & Lali Ayguade Company among others. Nicolas was also an actor in the multi-awarded and Oscar nominated short movie TIMECODE by Juanjo Giménez. Since 2014, he’s founded at Dansart BCN, together with Julie Berroneau, to impulse dance education in Barcelona. He is currently touring with CHOTTO DESH with Akram Khan Company since 2015.