He's a dancer first
My name is Gian, and I was one of those kids who put on concerts in his living room. That’s right— full-out boy-band-style concerts right in my own home. I think that’s when I knew I needed to be a performer.
I kick-started my musical career at the early age of two and a half when I I began taking violin lessons— on a very small, custom-made violin. At age eight, I started piano lessons, in fifth grade I picked up the trumpet, and I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember.
I’m originally from North Smithfield, Rhode Island where I attended a small private high school. There I invested myself in everything I possibly could: auditioning for my first musical, Oklahoma!, on a dare; ranking up to first trumpet in wind ensemble; reviving our glee club; playing and singing in various rock bands; developing technical skills like lighting and sound design; and co-founding my own acapella group ,“Mount Rush 4.” And by age 18, I was able to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 711 Albion
I received my BFA in Theatre & Performance from Emerson College where I further honed my skills as an actor, singer, dancer and designer. My professional career has taken me around the country to venues like the legendary Chicago Theatre, working with companies like Nickelodeon, puppeteering for PBS, and even performing internationally.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I embraced voiceover work and have gone on to dub foreign films and lend my voice to numerous radio plays. The shutdown also introduced a new opportunity for me to open my own small business — StageLight Candle Company.
I am now based in New York City with my fiancée Kendall and our pup Coda— where you can find me working in my closet and dancing in the kitchen. And maybe I'll invite you to the next concert in my living room!
"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life"