Nicole Newman

Nicole Newman

 

Nicole has been dancing and performing since the age of 3, starting with Peta Norton learning tap, jazz and ballet. Having a Mum who was the West Australian State Gymnastics coach, she also spent many years doing gymnastics at the Bedford Districts Youth Club.

In 1975, she commenced dancing with Max & Heather Ogier who specialised in Imperial Jazz. This relationship lasted for a wonderful 23 years.

Nicole was successful in auditioning for the Specialist Dance Program at Tuart Hill and then Balcatta Senior High Schools. During this time, she performed for Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinborough. She also went on Tour to Geraldton, Moora, Carnamah and Carnarvon.

After school, she spent 3 years touring with the Daedulas Dance Company around Western Australia gaining further experience in performance and the more technical side of lighting, sound, stage set up and dance workshops with the local dancers under the direction of Steve Wright.

Nicole was in the Keep Australia Beautiful advertisement and a Vocational Education documentary for the Education Department.

By 1988, she combined her dancing with her gymnastic skills and spent 4 years as a Professional Cheerleader for the Wildcats and The West Coast Eagles. In fact, she went to Hawaii and Los Angeles with her team to compete in the Hawaiian Invitational and the Miss Dance/Drill Team Competition USA.

By 1991 she started to win awards for her choreography.

From 1993, she was a professional dancer and assistant choreographer with Steve Armstrong and the Fabulous Flirtettes doing cabaret shows around Perth, stopping only to have her first baby.

Nicole has experience teaching at Joondalup Academy of Performing Arts, WA Stage School and Top Tappers Dance Company where she was instrumental in starting their Toddle Bop and Kindie Bop program’s whilst also teaching jazz to children and adults.

Nicole has choreographed a number of shows and fashion parades around Perth, for example Guys & Dolls for the Joondalup Encore Theatre Society and fashion parades for West Greenwood Primary School, Faith Chapel and Integrity Christian Church – raising thousands of dollars for their various causes.

In 1997, Nicole started Time for Dance but in a very different format to what it is today.

Nicole also spent 5 years working as the Specialist Jazz teacher at Mirrabooka Senior High school. She only resigned this position when she opened the Greenwood Branch of Time for Dance in 2009.

Since Time for Dance was established, Nicole has choreographed and directed the following Dance Productions:

2006. The Journey held at the Performing Arts Centre, Ballajura Community College.

2007. What a Feeling held at the Performing Arts Centre, Ballajura Community College.

2008. A Kinda Magic held at Mirrabooka Senior High School.

2009. Can You Feel It held at Mirrabooka Senior High School.

2010. I Gotta Feeling held at the Wellington Room at the Morley Sport & Recreation Centre.

2011. Travelling with Movement held at the Octagon Theatre at UWA.

2012. Dance Fever held at the Octagon Theatre at UWA.

2013. History Repeating to be held at the Octagon Theatre at UWA.

Nicole has completed her Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, her Applied First Aid, her Fitness Leadership diploma. She also holds a current resuscitation certificate, working with children check and is licensed with APRA and PPCA.