GiaNina Paolantonio is a professional dancer, model, actress and singer who is enjoying every moment of her journey. She is a petite 13 year old girl, born and raised on the Jersey Shore, with a huge passion for performing and sharing her admirable personality with the world. Despite her delicate demeanor and graceful disposition her performance level is nothing short of fierce and highly competitive.
Dancing has been the key to opening many doors for GiaNina with numerous commercial and television opportunities.
GiaNina has been dancing since the day she was born and at the young age of 9, GiaNina made her Broadway debut with Matilda the Musical on Broadway, starring as Amanda Thripp. She performed on Broadway for 18 months before taking her final bow in September of 2016. Along with performing on Broadway, GiaNina has danced for Mariah Carey at the NBC Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting as well and toured with her in her "All I Want for Christmas is You" tour in New York and Las Vegas. GiaNina has also performed as a Knicks City Kid at Madison Square Garden and a Brooklyn Nets Kid at Barclays Center. She makes regular dance videos for GoNoodle, promoting healthy exercise for over 11 million elementary school kids across the nation everyday. She was recently part of the Big Battle Dance Crew on the Nickelodeon show Lip Sync Battle Shorties where she danced with all the performers vying for the famous “ice-out mic”.
She made her movie debut in "The Greatest Showman" playing a principal ballerina which came out at Christmas 2017.
GiaNina’s latest venture has been in the reality TV world starring in Season 8 of Dance Moms on Lifetime.
GiaNina is also proud to be an ambassador for Capezio. #TeamCapezio
Photography courtesy of Miss JoJo.
Competed on National level since 2010.
Youngest student to attend the Pre-Professional Ballet Program at Steps On Broadway, NYC in 2012.
Dances at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and Icon Dance in NJ.
Danced for New York Knicks City Kids Dance Team 2014-15.
Danced backup to Mariah Carey at the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center in NYC.
Played the role of Amanda Thripp in MATILDA the Musical on Broadway from March 2015 to September 2016.
Brand Ambassador for Moon Child Boutique in Fair Haven, NJ.
Danced for Brooklyn Nets Kids Dance Team 2017-18
Played principle ballerina in the movie "The Greatest Showman" 2017.
Member of #TeamCapezio
Mariah Carey Dancer “All I Want for Christmas Is You” Tour - Beacon Theater in New York and The Colosseum in Las Vegas 2017
Nickelodeon - Lip Sync Battle Shorties “Big Battle Dance Crew” Season 2