NICOLE TAYLOR, a native of Memphis, TN, began her dance training at the age of three attending several local studios in Memphis, including Ballet Memphis and various summer intensives. Nicole attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography in 2011. While at Southern Miss, she danced and choreographed for the Repertory Dance Company and assisted in teaching freshmen level dance courses. In 2012 she started dancing with Collage’s pre-professional program, the Collage Dance Corps, and continued to dance as a Corps member until the end of the 2013-2014 season. This is Nikki’s second season as a company dancer. Nikki also teaches in the Collage Ballet Conservatory and in Collage’s Turning Pointe Program.