Classical Ballet / Dancer
Nicole began dancing at the age of four at Happy Times Nursery School. She received all of her training during her elementary and teen years from Peggy Peabody and Darlene Brower at Ballet Petit. Nicole attended San Francisco Ballet School\\\'s summer program and was accepted into their year round school, but decided to remain at Ballet Petit. She attended Boston Ballet School\\\'s Summer Program and studied with Sally Streets at Berkeley Ballet Theater.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from San Jose State University in 2002. During this time she performed with the modern dance company, UDT, under the direction of Gary Masters of the Limon Company; and the musical theater company, Company One, at SJSU. At graduation from SJSU, Nicole was awarded Outstanding Senior and was asked to perform her senior solo at the School of Music and Dance\\\'s graduation ceremony.
She has appeared in opening acts for many up-and-coming performers in the Bay Area, such as Pink, Mya, 98 Degrees and Nina Skye. She has also been in various trade shows for companies such as Mervyns and Redken, and performed as Velma in the Scooby Doo Show at Paramount\\\'s Great America.
In addition to her work at Ballet Petit, Nicole continues to dance and choreograph professionally with fellow teacher Omar Shabazz in various performances throughout the Bay Area.