Nichola Montt, originally from Boston, MA received her training under the direction of Marylou Cunningham in Hanover, MA and at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA. She has also trained with the American Academy of Ballet, Festival Ballet Providence, and in Paris, France with Dance New York International. While in Paris, Nichola studied with teachers from the Paris Opéra Ballet, Stefanie Batten Bland and had the opportunity to perform a piece set by a member of the William Forsyth Company, at the invitation of Kazuko Hirabayashi. While with the Purchase Dance Company, Nichola performed multiple works by Jessica Lang. Ms. Montt graduated from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance with a BFA in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. Upon graduation, she started her professional dance career dancing with XACO Contemporary Ballet in NY before joining Ballet Spartanburg. Nichola has performed lead roles in The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, The Great Gatsby, An American in Paris, Beauty and the Beast, and The Balcony Pas De Duex from Romeo and Juliet. Nichola has also performed with International Ballet Academy of Greenville in their production of Giselle. In September 2016, Nichola and company member Will Scott performed Passages, a duet choreographed by Lona Gomez for TedxTryon in North Carolina. This is Nichola’s seventh season with Ballet Spartanburg.