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A studio where students grow talent, creativity & confidence!

Nicole Harper

Dance Instructor - Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop

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Nicole started dancing when she was eight years old, and studied a variety of styles throughout her childhood. Her ballet training allowed her to achieve the level of Advance 1 Ballet with the Royal Academy of Dancing. Nicole has been teaching dance for over fourteen years, with most of her experiences being involved with dance studios, teaching ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and lyrical. She has also choreographed a variety of shows for Original Kids Theatre Camp & Company (Feet on the street, Backpack, Hang 10, Hockey eh, I Love a Piano, Crazy for You, Snoopy the musical, Stuart Little, Grease and Where the wild things are). Nicole recently choreographed Wonka- the musical for Iglesias Productions, which was held at the McManus Theatre in October 2012. Nicole has taught in the Thames Valley District School Board for the past six years within a variety of subject areas including dance, drama, physical education and science. She will be the dance teacher at Glendale Highschool in Tillsonburg, starting in February 2013. Within those school communities, she has choreographed for the individual pieces for South Collegiate Institute (dance shows 2006-2010, Cats, The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe), Westminster Secondary School (Dances for Social Change, The Bodies that Move us), Central Secondary School (Sweeny Todd) and full productions for Lucas Secondary School (Aida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Drowsy Chaperone). Nicole has also been involved in community events such as Nuit Blanche/ Fringe Festival, Ontario Summer Games & Canada Summer Games. For the past two years, Nicole has been the choreographer for the Northeast division of the Dynamic Dozen team. The Dynamic Dozen is a dance team that teaches children from local summer camps how to dance, and works with community establishments, charities, and organizations to create flash-mobs to support their goals and raise awareness for issues.  This year marks Nicole's third season with Sound in Motion!

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