My name is Ms. Nicole or “Ms. Cole” to our little dancers. I started dancing when I was three years old. I can still remember my first dance recital and costume. At the age of ten I earned the title of National Queen for a solo competition. I danced and cheered at Glendale High School and in college I was on the dance line at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University for three years. At Arizona State I received a Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing and pursued my other passion of helping people. I am currently a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse as well as a dance instructor here at The Dance Project.
I truly feel I have found the best of both worlds: My passion for helping people as well as being able to share my passion for dance with your little ones.
My daughter currently dances for the performing group and absolutely loves it! I love the dance philosophy of The Dance Project as well as the amazing staff. I feel so blessed to be a part of this staff and to be able to teach your little ones in the “Tutu-cute”, “Itty Bitties” and “Bigger Bitties” classes. Dance, to me, is so much more than just learning the steps to a song. It’s about gaining confidence, learning how to be a good friend and learning how to express ourselves through movement.
One of my biggest philosophies is that we should never say, “I can’t.” Instead, we should say, “I can do hard things”. I love seeing the faces of little ones light up when they discover that they indeed can do hard things. We have fun, are creative and silly in our classes, and focus on the basic foundation for becoming an amazing dancer and person.