Nicole was born and raised in Buffalo, New York where she started dancing at the age of 2 at Eugenia’s Dance Studio. She trained in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, and Polish Heritage dancing. At the age of 18, Nicole started school at the University of Rochester where she studied Physics and Dance. At Rochester, she trained in contemporary with mentor Missy Pfohl Smith—artistic director of BIODANCE and director of Program of Dance and Movement at the University of Rochester. Nicole’s first professional experience came when she worked briefly as stage manager for dance company BIODANCE. For the duration of her time at Rochester, Nicole also performed with student group Louvre Performance Ensemble. In Louvre, Nicole held executive board positions as Finance Coordinator and Production Manager. She additionally served 2 terms as President. Nicole attended the ACDA Northeast Conference, American College Dance Association (formerly ACDFA) in 2012, 2013, and 2015. At the 2015 conference, Nicole premiered “STROBE” in the adjudicated concert series as her first professional choreographic work. In the summer of 2015, Nicole moved to Boston and performed for Onstage Dance Company director and choreographer Jennifer Crowell-Kuhnberg in the production “What is Love?” Since her move to Boston, she has also briefly worked with other Boston based dance companies including Onstage Repertory, a collaborative choreographic project and Unyted Tek'Nēkz, of Unyted Style Productions, under the direction of Ricardo Foster. In October 2015 Nicole and her dance partner, Lisa Costello, founded their own company; Evolve Dynamicz. Since it’s founding, the company has performed at events across the Boston metropolitan area as well as in New York City. Nicole has taught classes at Starline Academy for the Performing Arts in Stoughton, MA, at Onstage Dance Company, as well as at Girl Fit Physical Therapy. She also manages, dances, and choreographs for Evolve and has dreams of one day becoming an architect— merging her passions for the arts and sciences. Nicole is currently pursuing a Master's of Architecture at Northeastern University.
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