Nicole Scatchell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dance and a minor in Business from Columbia College – Chicago as well as her certification to teach Dance K-12 in public schools from the University of Milwaukee, WI. Nicole has performed with the International Ballet Ensemble and companies including BONEdanse, Zephyr Dance, David Dorfman, Dropshift Dance, MaryAnn McGovern and Dancers, and has worked with choreographers such as Peter Carpenter, Jimmy Orrante, Reggie Wilson, Jan Bartosek, Emily Stein, Sean France, and Jeff Hanncock, among others. She has performed for audiences in Chicago, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, New York as well as across the U.S. Nicole is the Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Institute, a non-profit that integrates dance and music with social and emotional learning in both public and private schools. She is director of international programming for CDI, partnering with Worldwide Orphans, and piloted their first residency in Haiti in 2015. Nicole also teaches for the Joffrey Academy, Chiarts, National Dance Institute-New York, Forward Momentum Chicago, Looking Glass Theatre, ArtsXchange Chicago, and previously River North Dance Company, Chicago Ballet Center, and Zephyr Dance Company. Nicole is also an aspiring actor and improvisor and has performed with her comedy troupe at Second City and other venues in Chicago.
photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis