educator, artist, organizer, and leader
Nicole has been working at the intersection of art-making and community organizing for nearly thirty years. As a dance artist and educator, her work centers on the cultures and histories of the African diaspora and the ways in which the arts serve as a site of resistance and reclamation. She works in the mediums of choreography, performance, and writing. Through those means, she explores the intersections between personal, cultural, and political experiences to celebrate the complexities of black cultures and create platforms that cultivate community. As a leader, she brings her decades-long experience as a choreographer organizing people in time and space to lead alongside those she serves.