Trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and contemporary, with more than more than 15 years of experience, Nycole Nurse knows the discipline and dedication it takes to be a great dancer. A graduate of Drew University, Nycole received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in dance. While studying at Drew, Nycole participated in the dance shows from 2012 to 2016. During those years, she also served as choreographer and showcased her talent through pieces that reflected issues of social justice, depression & unity, just to name a few. As an appreciation for her talent & gift, Nycole was awarded the 2016 Rumi Choreography Prize, which is awarded to one graduating senior each year whose work shows promise for more professional development.
Nycole has also performed professionally as a part of the Nimbus Dance Company. Since graduating from Drew in May 2016, Nycole has been busy working as a teacher for multiple dance studios and programs while pursuing her passions as a choreographer and dancer. She has been presenting her work and artistry within festivals and showcases, all while preparing for graduate school and law school. Nycole is excited to be a part of the Westfield Area YMCA Dance Academy teaching staff and looks forward to developing the future generation of dancers.