Nicole Ishimaru

Nicole Ishimaru

For me, to dance is to experience euphoria, to truly connect with my passion for movement and detail. To be present in honest moments of challenging transformation, then nudged out of set pathways is why I’ve continued to fall in love with the work. It’s beautiful to evolve as an artist and human. – Nicole


Date of birth
30 October 1999

Place of birth
California, USA


Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy [2011 – 2016]
Westside Dance Project [2012 – 2016]

Professional experience
“Pearl” production, directed by Daniel Ezralow [2015]
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago II [2016]
Ate9 Dance Company [2017]
NDT 2 [2017-2020]
Joined NDT 1 in August 2020

Nominations & awards
Music Center Spotlight Awards, Grand Prize winner [2014]
National YoungArts Foundation, Gold Award winner [2015]

In 'Postscript' (2005) by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot. Photo (2020): Rahi Rezvani.
Nicole together with Scott in 'Baby don't hurt me' (2021) by Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal. Photo: Rahi Rezvani.

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