Nicole first discovered the joys of belly dance after moving to Eugene in 2006. Since then, she has studied with a wide variety of local and visiting instructors throughout the Northwest in an effort to consume every bit of knowledge that was available to her.
Though Nicole is inspired by many folkloric styles, she has found something of a home in the Egyptian style of belly dance, being attracted by its’ simplicity, freedom of movement and opportunities for rich, emotional expression. The history of this dance form alone is enough to keep her interested for a lifetime.
In 2015, Nicole began teaching beginning classes at Amazon Community Center in an effort to share her love of belly dance with others, as well as improve her own technique. As a teaching assistant for preschool aged children by day, she finds great joy in watching development catch up to knowledge. Nicole uses some of her knowledge and experience gained at her day job to inspire her teaching in the evenings. She hopes to reach students with a variety of learning styles by using visual, auditory and tactile/kinesthetic methods. But above all, Nicole hopes to foster a love and appreciation of this often misunderstood art form.
For class information with Nicole, please see: http://medge.org/instructors/classes/