Nicole Johnson began her dance training at the age of four at Talent Forum(Libertyville, IL), where she studied ballet, jazz, and contemporary extensively. While there she was a company member with Forum Dance Theatre under the direction of Eddy Ocampo.  As a member, Nicole had opportunities to perform throughout the Chicago area and traveled to Austria, Germany, and Italy as a part of Young! Tanzommer Program. 

 After graduatition, Nicole was accepted into the University of Arizona Dance Program.  During her four years there she studied with James Clouser, Douglas Nielsen, Amy Ernst, Michael Williams, and Sam Watson.  Immediately upon graduating from UA, Nicole was asked to work under Eddy Ocampo and his company, LEVELdance. She is currently in her second year performing for the company and is excited to see what her future with the LEVELdance holds and bring her knowledge and creativity to various studios in the area, including Elevations Dance Arts.Nicole also works as a freelance dance photographer using the name Nehamashots. She has photographed for LEVELdance, Dance in the Parks, Atlanta Dance Collective, Recitals, as well as many local fashion brands.  

Nicole Johnson

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