Catherine Nicholson, Dance Instructor *Specialties: Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Conditioning
Catherine Nicholson began dancing at the age of three and immediately fell in love. She was trained at Diane Kelley Dance Studio and was selected to dance on the DKDS Competition team at the age of eight. Catherine performed and competed in all genres of dance. She was Dance Master’s of America’s Petite Miss Dance of America 2004 and has received accolades in multiple styles of dance at both regional and national levels. After graduating high school, Catherine received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a member of the University's Dance Team. During her junior and senior year she was both captain and coach of the student run organization, and led the team to national rankings both years. Her extensive dance team experience led her to become a National Dance Alliance instructor. This experience gave her the opportunity to travel the country and coach high school and college level dance teams. After graduating college, Catherine decided to pursue her passion for teaching dance and began educating full-time across New England. When she is not teaching dance, Catherine can be found working with children at an alternative pre-school program in Boston. Catherine is very excited to become a part of the ETOILE community!