Acrobatics and Dance Instructor
Nicole has trained in both gymnastics and dance since a young age. She spent the majority of her adolescent years as a competitive gymnast where she earned numerous awards. Throughout her high school years, she participated in show choir, madrigals and was a cheerleader at O'Fallon Township High School where the varsity squad won the 2001 Americheer Nationals Championship. In 2003, Nicole decided to take her love for dance to the collegiate level, where she became a member of Murry State University Dance Company. While dancing with the company, she studied ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater, and specialized in contemporary dance under the direction of several renowned teachers and choreographers. Along with studying the craft, Nicole has been a gymnastics/acrobatic dance teacher for over 15 years at multiple establishments.
Along with her passion for the arts, Nicole also had an extreme passion for children and community service. As Miss O’Fallon in 2003, Nicole founded KIDS Caring for Cancer, a non-profit organization allowing children to use their talents to raise money for childhood cancer. To raise money, KIDS Caring for Cancer produced an annual talent production showcasing participating students singing, dancing, acting, and instrumental gifts. Over 11 years KIDS Caring for Cancer raised nearly $50,000 which now resides as the KIDS Caring for Cancer endowment fund at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This endowment fund provides funding for both cancer research and family services, which provides money to the families of cancer patients for food, lodging, and other expense incurred during their child’s treatment.