Nicole is the Dance Department Director and lead instructor at Springs Dance. She is married to her college sweet heart and they have one son together with hopes of adding another. More than just having an in-depth dance background, Nicole’s attributes of compassion, discipline, and empathy along with her resume of business ownership and jobs outside of the dance world create a teacher that can offer not only dance instruction, but valuable life skills and personal attributes to our students.
Nicole began dancing at Miss Minnie’s School of Ballet in Roswell, NM in 1987. There she was classically trained in the Cecchetti Method and passed examinations in levels 1-3. She was a student for Miss Minnie’s for 16 years and a student teacher for 3 years. She performed in numerous shows including the Nutcracker, excerpts of Swan Lake, and renditions of Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. She danced along side the Mexico City Ballet and understudied with the Rockets. Nicole also participated in competition teams where she became Captain and choreographer. Here competition teams placed in both State and National levels. She attended many summer intensives and camps including groups such as UDA, Kix, and Ormao.
Nicole left Roswell and came to Colorado to attend college at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she received her BS in Forensic Chemistry. She danced for the college dance team and eventually became co-captian and choreographer. Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude and began working at Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Electron Microscopy. Her love of dance called her to begin teaching at night as a second job with Springs Dance in 2010. Eventually Nicole went full time with the studio and now holds the Dance Department Director position. Nicole also owns and operates her own small business within the community.
“My passion for dance is about creating an environment for students that is challenging and yet fulfilling. I want to give my students something they can look forward to every day and provide a place that is accepting of everyone. I want my students, both children and adults, to feel what I feel for dance….Love!”