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Nicole


Nickname: Nic

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA

Years on the Spirit: This is my 4th year on the Spirit.

Three words that describe you: Ambitious, Dedicated, & Compassionate.

One thing you cannot live without: My IPod… Not only do I need it for work, but I can always count on my music to keep me motivated and inspired throughout the day!

College: UCLA

Occupation: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Collegiate Dance Team Coach.

Dance Experience: I’ve been dancing ever since I was 3 years old, and my main focus has always been on my ballet, jazz, and hip hop training. I have my B.A. in World Arts and Cultures, with a concentration on Dance Studies from UCLA. While at UCLA, I spent 3 years on the UCLA Dance Team cheering on my fellow Bruins at all of our home football and basketball games. I also worked in the television and film industry, appearing in several movies, a TV series, and commercials for FOX Sports and the Lexus Gauntlet. Since graduating from college, I’ve spent 5 years dancing for the NBA.

Hobby/Hobbies: Pilates and Cooking

Interesting/Fun fact(s) about you: I was an inaugural member of the Boston Celtics Dancers!

Favorite movies: It’s hard to choose just one. These are my top 5: Chicago, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Last of the Mohicans, Wedding Crashers, and Phantom of the Opera

Favorite TV shows: I love True Blood, and I’m obsessed with Glee!!!

Favorite music artist: Madonna. Not only is she an amazing performer, but she is also one of the most intriguing people in today’s society. She is constantly reinventing herself, and I truly admire her talent and creativity!

Favorite actor/actress: Julia Roberts

Favorite quote or saying: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Clippers player: Eric Gordon

Favorite thing about Los Angeles: I love that there is always something new and exciting to do in LA…. From concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, to hikes through Runyan Canyon, people watching at Venice Beach or discovering an amazing new restaurant, there’s something for everyone! I’ve lived here for 8 years, and I still haven’t done it all… Although, if I had to choose ONE thing I love most about Los Angeles, I’d have to say it’s the beach…. There’s nothing better than spending the day by the ocean, relaxing and soaking up the sun!


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