Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Prior to her lesson with Ariel, Nicole had no pole dancing experience yet she pulled off a spectacular performance.
Nichole Lorraine Raab has performed as a professional dancer with the Kansas City Symphony, The New Theatre Restaurant, Storling Dance Theatre, The Shoji Tabuchi Show (Branson, MO), Project Bandaloop (Oakland, CA) and Diavolo (Los Angeles). Nichole teaches throughout the city and in the past at Missouri Western University.
She studied dance at UMKC while receiving a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Other Dance education includes; The Ailey School (NY, NY), various company workshops through out the country and where it all began… Hilltop Dance Studio and Nallia School of Dance (Shawnee, KS)!
Nichole trained in Tap, Ballet, Point, Jazz, Modern, Floor Tumbling/Acrobatics, Aerial Acrobatics, Musical Theatre, Yoga, some Stunt Work and various Martial Arts. Nichole is grateful for all the support she has received along the way in her 26 years of learning to be a “mover” and strives to continually give back the so many gifts she receives daily from friends, family and the community. She strives to continually learn and to share gained knowledge. She thanks all her students for teaching her in return without even trying!
“I enjoy movement arts for many reasons. I enjoy them for the artistry/imagery aspect of they create… to basically create a painting in motion for the eyes to get lost in. I enjoy them for their entertainment purposes; to make people smile, to make people laugh and want to move themselves. And… I enjoy movement arts for their story telling purposes. I like to tell stories, hear stories, be a part of stories and share and I think the body is such a great tool to utilize for such a purpose. With out any words, what can it say? To me movement is a gift in all forms and my greatest pleasure of the movement arts is to inspire! The body is a gift and I’m quite amazed to see what it can do. I strive to push the envelope and find new horizons. As a six foot tall woman I face many professional rejections but my ears do not fall short on such words as “categories” or “limits,” to me they are rules to break.” “Tell me I can’t… I dare you!” thievesofflight.com
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