Nichole started dancing professionally at the age of sixteen. Her experience spans musical theatre, theatre restaurants, television variety shows, television commercials and major sporting events. Some of her career highlights include performing with the Victorian State Opera at the State Theatre in Melbourne’s Art Centre. Cheerleading for both the Carlton Football Club and the Melbourne Tigers Basket Ball Club. She enjoyed working in the era of entertainment television with well-known celebrities such as Bert Newton, Daryl Somers, Ray Martin and Don Lane. She was employed as dance captain at every theatre restaurant that she performed at. Nichole has also travelled extensively on promotional tours both nationally and abroad launching products for companies as diverse as Ford, Adidas, Mary Kay, Toyota, Rip Curl and Sea Folly just to name a few.
Nichole expanded her experience to include choreography and dance direction for television. Fergus McPhail was for network ten and is still running intermittently on Nickelodeon. She was commissioned to choreograph a mini ballet for the television show Holly’s Heroes. She also coached the actors for the dance roles. Her students were employed to appear in both shows. Most recently she has worked on the popular Kmart TV commercials.
Nichole worked as a freelance teacher throughout most of her professional career and opened her own school 26 years ago. She holds Licentiate Cecchetti Qualifications and is working towards her Fellowship. She travels Australia guest teaching and adjudicating eisteddfods. She returned to the Victorian College of the Arts as a teacher and assessment panellist. She currently has students in ballet companies around the world and in Musical Theatre productions in Australia. Nichole works for Cecchetti ballet Victoria conducting audition classes for esteemed adjudicators including Colin Peasley and Amy Harris. Earlier this year she was honoured to have her junior students chosen to appear as the sample students in the new Cecchetti Syllabus DVD’s.
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