Instructor (Hip Hop/Choreo, Heels)
Hey, I'm Nicole
I'm so grateful and proud of my role as assistant director and hip hop and heels instructor at my favorite place ever, Barrio. My dance journey began with musical theater, where I discovered a love of the arts, and dance in particular. However, my intensive dance training and love of hip hop began much later when I was 19.
My favorite thing about Barrio is that it creates a space and opportunity for new dancers (or those with experience who've fallen out of touch with dance) to jump in and experience the joy of movement at its fullest! I always secretly dreamed of dancing and choreographing, but I didn't always have access to training, especially starting dance later in life. Because of this, I especially love teaching beginner classes for teens and adults.
I'm passionate about the history and fundamentals of hip hop, commercial, and other street and social dances. I'm also big on embracing sensuality, femininity, and loving on your body, which is my favorite part of heels classes! It's important to me to create a space where all can feel powerful, sexy, and supported.
In my classes, I hope to inspire the sense of community, hard work ethic, respect for dance, and an openness to explore and express. Dancing brings me so much joy and I hope to share that joy with others!
Fun fact: I grew up on a strawberry farm!