Nicole Kadar, graduated magna cum-laude with a BS in Dance while also studying Early Childhood Education and Business at Skidmore College. Under the direction of Kathleen Isaac, Nicole completed her MA in Dance Education (summa cum-laude) as a scholarship student at the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program at Hunter College.
Nicole has worked with choreographers Robert Battle, Camille A. Brown, Nicole Corea, Teresa Fellion, Ruben Graciani, Erica Pujic, Jenny Rocha, Tamara Saari and Melissa Riker as well as directors Samantha Shay of Hopelandic Theatre Co. and Greg Taubman of Extant Arts Co. She is currently working as a freelance dancer with the Matthew Westerby Company and Valerie Green/Dance Entropy.
In addition to performing, Nicole has a passion for teaching. She has been on faculty at Saratoga City Ballet, the National Museum of Dance’s School of the Arts and has been a guest teacher at Waterbury Arts’ Magnet School, Brass City Ballet, Saratoga High School for the MOVE Dance Troupe.* She currently teaches at Fancy Feet, a local Bronx based dance school and is on faculty at the The Ailey School and RIOULT’s Dance School. She is also a teaching artist for Ailey’s Arts In Education and Community Programs and has taught at several public schools in various boroughs.
Nicole has presented educational workshops on dance in the classroom, which focuses on tools as universal and targeted supports for students. She has presented this workshop at her alma-mater Skidmore College and P.S. 111M.
In her spare time Nicole enjoys creating her own work, which has been presented at Triskelion Art’s, the Ailey Studios, the Kaye Theater, Jennifer Muller’s Hatch Series, and Queensboro Dance Festival’s 2018 Tour. When she isn’t dancing or teaching she loves spending time outside riding her bike, playing basketball and throwing a football.
*MOVE Dance Troupe is an after school dance club that focuses on expressing the joy of dance through inclusion of special needs students and celebration of each individuals’ differences.