Nicole got her start studying tap dance and ballet at Jack Lemon Studios at the age of 6. She continued to develop as a performer studying dance and musical theatre at Roland and Romaine Dance Studios, the highlight of which was landing the lead role of PT Barnum in the end of year showcase. She began studying theatre at the age of 10 at Young People’s Theatre, and ever since has taken studio classes all over Toronto, and also in New York at Circle in the Square. Following her stint as Stephanie Kaye on Degrassi (“The kind of girl other girls love to hate”, Macleans) she played Yannick Bisson’s sister, Ellen, in the TV sitcom, Learning the Ropes.
Other lead roles since include Robin in the cult hit Anchor Zone opposite Mark Critch and Henry Czerny, and Yvonne opposite Fiona Reid in the CBC drama Now and Then. Theatre credits followed, including Cordelia and the Fool in a production of King Lear opposite Jason Jones that toured from Moosonee to Trinidad.
After completing a degree in film production with Honours, Nicole found herself in front of audiences once again on a cross-Canada tour as the singer for Jeff Healey’s Jazz Wizards, including performances at the Montreal and Ottawa jazz festivals. She then led her own French jazz band, Le Jazz Bohème, appearing on CBC’s Vinyl Café, at Yonge Dundas Square, and The Distillery Jazz Festival. Nicole is not sure what new adventure awaits, but for the moment is enjoying her regular gig in communications, getting paid to write and take photos. She’s still tap dancing.