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THEATER BUFF: Nicolas Maffey of “Nutcracker Rouge”

December 18th, 2013 Comments off

Every third Wednesday of the month, a fabulous actor/singer/dancer fills out contributor Tom Mizer’s nosey little questionnaire and offers a glimpse of what he looks like from a bit closer than the mezzanine. For December, we’ve got a very special (and seriously smart) package under the tree…

Nicolas Maffey. Photo by Waleed Said.

Nicolas Maffey. Photo by Waleed Said.

Name: Nicolas Maffey

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Current Show/Role: Turkish Delight (hand-balancer) and aerialist in Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV.

The best part of the show I’m in now is: Without a doubt, the cast and crew. What makes Company XIV so unique is the integration of different talents. The circus artists, dancers, singers, designers, make-up artists are amazing at what they do, and when combined together, the result is extraordinary. Also, everyone is super fun, kind, and genuinely committed to our show. We love working together and the positive energy backstage helps me enjoy and give my all to the show.

The most challenging job in show business I ever had was: Being a nightlife performer definitely presents you with new challenges.   Before doing Nutcracker Rouge I performed in several different venues and clubs in NYC. The energy that you usually get from the audience is very different, shows are really late, and you are working with a different crew every time, so each performance is completely different.

If I wasn’t a performer, I would be: Probably a vet! This past May I graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Biology and hope to continue my studies in the future. I am a total science nerd and absolutely love animals so I think I would be a pretty good vet!

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