Scott Bodily and Nicole L. Olson

Scott Bodily and Nicole L. Olson (Phoenix, AZ) Scott Bodily has a diverse background as a professional dancer, singer and performer. He received a vocal scholarship to Utah State University and studied Opera, Musical Theater and received Modern and Classical Ballet training as well as a BS in Psychology. He has a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Sam Houston State University. He has since performed several leading roles with his singing (Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, the International Broadway tour of Saturday Night Fever), including Opera Companies (Houston Grand Opera, Omaha Opera and Utah Festival Opera) and has danced many leading roles in professional Ballet and Modern Dance Companies (including Dayton Ballet, Indianapolis Ballet Theater and Dance Kaleidoscope). Scott has been a featured soloist for Center Dance Ensemble the Resident Modern Dance Company of the Herberger Theater in Phoenix for three years. He choreographs and teaches company class for CDE, teaches at Mesa Community College and Scottsdale Community College. He is a company member of Elevate DanceWorks and is the Assistant Artistic Director for Arizona Youth Ballet.

After attending Milwaukee Ballet School and graduating with a BFA in Dance from Univ. of WI - Stevens Point, Nicole continued performing for Bauer Contemporary Ballet (Milwaukee) and Emergence Dance Theatre (Chicago). Ms. Olson has performed in Arizona with the Phoenix Opera, Dulce Dance, Center Dance Ensemble, and Nearly Naked Theatre. Currently, she is the Associate Director/Principal Dancer of Scorpius Dance Theatre, where she performs nationally and internationally. Nicole has presented her choreography in such venues as the Kennedy Center (DC), Summerlin Theatre (Las Vegas), TBA/Ten Tiny Dances (Portland, OR), Sling Dance Project (Austin), MixMatch Festival (LA), and Herberger Theatre (Phoenix). Along with her choreography and performance work nationally, she is Director of Dance at Metropolitan Arts Institute.

Michael Simon
year: 
2014
2015