Nicole Nigro

is a dance-theatre artist. She began her dance training in Edmonton, Alberta, and has since graduated from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, obtained an Honours BFA from York University, and a Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies with The Royal Academy of Dance in London, England. She has had the privilege of dancing as a guest artist with Anandam Dancetheatre, The Danny Grossman Dance Company, Dance Theatre David Earle, Event Horizon Dance, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and several independent choreographers. Her work has been presented in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Mexico. She was a faculty member at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre (CCDT), as well as the Artistic Director of CCDT’s Core Apprentice Company. Nigro is a member of Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre. She has been a residency artist at Ponderosa Movement & Discovery in Stolzenhagen, Germany; Artscape in Toronto, Canada; Earthdance in Plainsfield, Massachusetts; and La Macina di San Cresci in Chianti, Italy. In June of 2016, Nigro relocated to Europe to pursue an MFA in Physical Theatre at Accademia dell'Arte. The 2.5 year graduate program will take place in Arezzo, Torino, Berlin, and Prague. 

 

 

 

 

 


 Jennifer Picard Photography 2013

Jennifer Picard Photography 2013

Nigro's work stems from an interest in human behaviour, sensory perception, embodiment, and a desire to connect. She examines emotion, intent, and motivation with the purpose of creating exchange, facilitating intimacy, celebrating diversity, and fostering empathy. Nigro believes in movement’s potential to provoke and challenge our perceptions, providing us with the aptitude to experience life outside the studio more fully.  

 

Title photo courtesy of Jennifer Picard Photography 2013.