Trained in Perth at the Norma Atkinson Dance Academy under the R.A.D. and Commonwealth techniques in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Acrobatics and Highland dancing.
Achieved Honors and Distinction grades in the Advanced levels and later went on to qualify with the full teachers diploma in CSTD.
Professional on-stage work includes performing with world-renowned companies such as Walt Disney and Hanna Barbera (USA).
Lead Dancer for the touring Company of Tom Sarnoff International (Mr. Sarnoff was the president of NBC TV in the USA) and B.B. Kikaku Corporation (Japan).
Teaching experience includes several schools in California, including Sacramento High School for the Performing Arts, where, together with two other professional Dancers/teachers, she wrote the curriculum for the Dance syllabus to be used throughout the State of California.
Upon returning to Australia, Nicole ran her own dance studio in Perth for ten years and then decided to freelance.
In addition to her teaching and choreographing commitments, she assisted her late mother, Norma Atkinson in writing the CSTD Children's Syllabus and the Advanced syllabus in Classical Ballet.
Nicole has also choreographed a Music Video, produced and directed the Emily Barker Benefit Concert and continues to provide talent for the International Harmony Music Festival.