In the early days of his stage career, he starred in a number of stage productions including: Chorus Line, The Pajama Game, and Grease. This then led him on to dance with artists such as Michael Jackson on his Bad tour, and Paula Abdul in various shows and videos, including her Cold Hearted video, the Arsenio Hall show, American Music Awards, and The Tracey Ullman Show. In 1991 Dominic took part in a dancing competition called Star Search in which his dancing group eventually went on to win. At about the same time, the group called New World from Star Search - who'd recently signed up with Capitol Records - released a song in which Dominic was given the part of lead singer. His talent as a singer did not go unnoticed and he was subsequently offered a solo record, but he refused the offer in order to stay with the group. It was for his 1992 movie, Newsies, when he had to take up the habit of smoking cigarettes for his role as "Bumlets" for the movie. And in 1993, Lucero was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer and was unable to continue his dancing or acting career. He died in Los Angeles, California on July 1, 1994 at the age of twenty-six (26).
Dominic had many movie and television credits for both dancing and acting.
- Stand and Deliver (1988) as Ganas kid
- La Bamba
- Mambo Kings
- Mac and Me (1988) (uncredited, as dancer)
- Newsies (1992) as Bumlets
- Dance to Win (1989) as dancer
- Star Search (1991) as dancer in New World
- Faith (film) (1990) as dancer