Nicole Olson

Nicole Olson (Phoenix, AZ) started her training in ballet and classical jazz at Milwaukee Ballet School. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from Univ. of WI- Stevens Point, she continued performing for Kirby Reed (Chicago), Bauer Contemporary Ballet (Milwaukee), and Emergence Dance Theatre (Chicago). Nicole has performed in Arizona with the Phoenix Opera, Movement Source Dance Co., Dulce Dance, Nearly Naked Theatre, and Scorpius Dance Theatre. Currently, she is the Associate Director/Principal Dancer of Scorpius Dance Theatre. Ms. Olson has shown her choreography in such venues as the Kennedy Center (DC), Herberger Theatre (Phoenix), TBA/Ten Tiny Dances Festival (Portland, OR) and Scottsdale Center for the Arts (Scottsdale). She has received an Arizoni Award in Choreography for Nearly Naked Theatre's "The Who's Tommy" and a nomination for East Valley Children's Theatre's “The Wiz” and N2T’s “Evil Dead, The Musical”. Nicole continues her choreography for children’s and professional venues throughout the Phoenix area. Along with her choreography and performance work, she is Director of Dance at the Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix, and teaches summer intensives at Ballet AZ, Yen Li School of Ballet, AZ School of Classical Ballet, and Phoenix Theatre.

Ed Flores