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Nicole Carrion

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Nicole started her dance training at the age of four at Columbia Conservatory of Dance under the instruction of William Starrett and Mariclare Miranda. At eight-years-old she danced the role of Clara in The Nutcracker and then a few years later performed the role of Victoria in Starrett’s Dracula: Ballet with a Bite. She has spent summers dancing at Boston Ballet, Washington Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet on YAGP scholarship, Houston Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. She continued her training at Columbia Classical Ballet for a short time before attending the year round school at Houston Ballet in the highest level.  During her training at Houston Ballet she performed in many ballets such as Conservatorie, Tales of Texas, Serenade, Concerto and Graduation Ball.  She then spent two seasons as a member of Tulsa Ballet ll. During her time in Tulsa, she got the opportunity to perform Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Val Caniparolli Lady of the Camellias, Ronald Hynd Merry Widow, and Edward Liang’s Romeo and Juliet. This will

Be her fourth season With Columbia City Ballet. Shes performed Baby Swan in Swan Lake, Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, Original works for The Beatles Ballet choreographed by William Starrett, Susan Anderson, Farrah Abernathy, Erin Jaffe, and Miranda Bailey. Dew Drop and Chinese in The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Beauty in the Beast. She also performed  BlueBird in Sleeping Beauty. She is returning for her fourth season as a Demi soloist.