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Nicole Altchiler



As a 3 year old karate student, Nicole peeked into the adjoining studio where a dance class was taking place, turned to her mother and said “I want to do THAT!” That’s when her passion for dance began. Nicole was born and raised on Long Island. Nicole is classically trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary, and later grew to embrace African, theatre dance, and various styles of hip hop. She is a natural performer and flourished as a competition dancer, having won numerous titles. In 2011, she received a scholarship along with the Long Island Scholar Artist Award presented by Newsday. Upon high school graduation, Nicole received a college scholarship from the Long Island High School for the Arts, which she put toward her freshman year as a modern dance major at The Ohio State University.

After returning to New York to attend the Broadway Dance Center Summer Internship Program in 2012, Nicole felt compelled to move to New York City permanently and begin her professional dance career. Nicole participated in the “Masquerade,” show, which was directed by NappyTabs and Tony Testa, as she is part of the Monsters of Hip Hop Cast of 2015. She is currently working as a back up dancer for Yandel on the De Lider a Leyenda Tour with choreographer, Tanisha Scott. She is also a member of Generation X hip-hop dance crew, founded by choreographer Kelly Peters. Nicole has been a finalist for two
seasons in the Urban Dance League, directed by AntBoogie. Nicole’s presence in the NYC dance-scene has given her the ability to connect and work with renowned choreographers such as Kelly Peters, Bam Bam Valentine, Valentine Norton, Jon Rua, King Charles, and Eric Negron. She has performed in a multitude of high profile venues such as Jacob’s Pillow, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Choreographers Carnival, The PULSE on Tour, Monsters of Hip Hop, Good Afternoon America, NBC’s “New York Live” News, Rhapsody James’ Sirens After Dark, New York City’s Fashion’s Night Out, and multiple Urban Dance League exhibitions at The Highline Ballroom.

Nicole works tirelessly to develop her skill in all styles of dance and performance. When she isn’t dancing, she enjoys working out, traveling, dabbling with fine fragrances, and connecting with friends and family. Nicole looks forward to meeting challenges “head on”. Her favorite quote is “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”