Dante Puleio is a Jersey Boy. He began dancing shortly after learning how to walk, and at 2 and 3 years old had choreographed and performed countless dances to everything from Michael Jackson and Donna Summer for his tirelessly supportive parents.
He didn't begin training until he was 19 years old in London, UK at the Laban Centre. There he was afforded the opportunity to dance with members of the Royal Ballet, and continued training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK, where he danced with Akram Khan. In 1999 he graduated with a BFA from University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he danced with Koresh Dance Co., Brian Sander's of JUNK, and Pennsylvania Ballet Theatre.
Upon graduation he moved to NYC and danced with Carolyn Dorfman, Gabriel Masson and the Limon Dance Company. During his tenure with Limon he worked with modern dance legends like Donald McKayle and Murray Louis, and performed classic works of Jose Limon, Jiri Kylin, Anthony Tudor and Doris Humphrey.
After several years with Limon, Puleio took a hiatus to explore his first love, musical theatre, and performed in Broadway shows such as The Who's Tommy and The Wizard of Oz, as well as getting involved with commercial and industrial work with Tony Stevens and Jason Robert Brown. Before rejoining Limon in 2008 he danced with his step mom on Lifetime TV's dance competition Your Mama Don't Dance with choreographer, Marguerite Derricks, where Ben Vereen told him, "I love watching you dance, its so delicious, it feels like butter". Now with Limon, he is a principal and soloist. He spends most of the year rehearsing and touring with the company as well as setting Limon work and holding residencies as a teacher and choreographer with dance schools, universities and companies in North, Central, and South America as well as Europe and Asia.