Nicole has been singing and dancing since she was a small child and, thanks to her parents' support and encouragement, has always been active in the arts. She studied classical acting at Tisch School of the Arts and in 1998 graduated from NYU with a BFA. Since then she has performed all over the country in national tours, regional theaters, summer stock, repertory, and even some major motion pictures. For example, you can catch her head fly by Julia Roberts in the dance scene of "Mona Lisa Smile".
In 1997 she discovered swing dancing to go along with the jazz she already loved so much. Since then she has become a professional dancer placing in over 40 local, regional, and national swing dance competitions and previously taught swing at Dance Manhattan Studios in New York. She considers her emphasis and style in teaching and dancing to be about connection with her partner and the music - all else is secondary.
She has also spent time and energy behind the scenes creating events, shows, workshops, galas, concerts, dances, etc., and continues to work in event production today. Some of her favorites include Frankie Manning's 88th Birthday weekend, the Harlem Jazz Dance Festival 2001-2003, and co-founding JellyRollProductions.org.
Nicole is a resident Lindy Hop instructor at the 9:20 Special. She is also the instructor coordinator and helps line up the great Special Extensions classes the 9:20 offers. To see what's happening this month, check out the calendar »