dance artist, educator, and activist
Nicole has been working at the intersection of art making, community organizing and social justice work for nearly twenty years. As a scholar and educator her work centers on the cultures and histories of the African Diaspora and the ways in which the arts, and dance in specific serve as a site of reclamation and resistance. As an artist and scholar, Stanton works in the mediums of choreography, performance, and writing. Through those forms, she explores intersections between personal, cultural, political and physical experiences with an eye towards celebrating the complexities of black culture and creating platforms that cultivate community.