Nicole Paggiossi is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Nobleton, Ontario, with training from Art&Soul Dance company in Kleinberg, Ontario. Nicole trained in all disciplines of dance including jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics, musical theatre and modern. Nicole’s intensive training prepared her for competitions and classes in New York, Florida, Chicago and Toronto. She has also assisted, worked and trained with many world renown choreographers and artists across North America. Including, Kenny Pearl, Caroline Torti, Tiffany McLachlan, Dale Lam, Andrea Viola, Ryan Lee, Hani Abaza and Stephanie Viola.
Moving forward from her competitive career, Nicole continued her training and studies at the Ryerson University, School of Performance, under the direction of Vicki St.Denys. During her time at Ryerson she trained with many brilliant teachers such as Vicki St. Denys, Tanya Evidente, Karen Duplisea, Kenny Pearl, Louis Louberge-Coté, Arsenio, Robert Glumbeck, Lourdes Hernandes, and Lauren Cook. Nicole also had the privilege of working with choreographers such as, James Kudelka, Canadian choreographer and former Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada, as well as William Yong, Artistic Director of Zata Omm.
Nicole has since graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance and has been performing in the concert and commercial dance industry. She loves to share her passion of dance through choreographing and teaching. She has choreographed in Toronto and Ottawa and continues to teach at dance studios throughout the GTA. Nicole is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Release Dance Project.