Nicole Dymianiw, originally from Burlington, Ontario, has been performing for over 25 years where her love of dance began at the young age of 3. Her training has included many styles; jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and lyrical. She has competed across North America being honored with many overall awards and scholarships along the way.
She is sought after for her unique and innovative approach to dance, which she currently instills in the workshops and classes she instructs. She has been recognized for her excellence in choreography in regional and national competitions with her students being recipients of many overall awards and scholarships; many of her students have gone off to pursue dance at a University level.
Nicole is an alumni member of What’s On? Tap!, under the direction of Kim Chalovich. She has also had the privilege of being a member of Bringing Tap Back, under the direction of Everett Smith, and GeoMetriX Dance, under the direction of Dustin Pym and Natalie Brucker. Other credits include: No Secrets “Kids in America” music video, “Welcome to Class”, “A Day Through Rhythm and Sound”, “Tap Rocks”, “Tap, Love, Connection”, “Tap Water”, Eastern Canadian Tap Conference, Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend, Amnesty International’s Dance For Justice, So Danca’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, Dancewear Association of Canada Convention, The World League Volleyball Championships, along with the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Dance Team. Nicole has also had the opportunity to perform alongside Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; a contemporary swing revival band from South Carolina. Most recently, she worked as a Foley artist in Guillermo del Toro’s film, The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Globe for Best Director. You can hear her tapping feet in a few opening scenes.
In addition, Nicole is a member of the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association Stage Division (Tap), as well as a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance having adjudicated many competitions across Canada; this is now her chance to give back on the other side of the stage! Through her passion and love for dance, Nicole continues to motivate and inspire her students to become the best that they can be. It is her goal to instill positive and healthy attitudes in young, aspiring dancers for many years to come.