Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Manager
Born in Michigan, Nickolas grew up listening to Polkas, Motown, Metal, R&B, Gangster Rap, and Hip Hop before discovering the magic of jazz music through NPR. Falling in love with the music, it was only a matter of time before he found the popular dance of the swing era, Lindy Hop. Nickolas has studied American vernacular dances, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, East Coast, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, and Blues, for 10 years and has taught for about 7 years.
Nickolas has traveled across the US and Europe, sharing his passion for American vernacular dance. He is thrilled to be part of CMDance’s school program where he teaches everything from basic motor skill movement and dance to pre-school through 3rd grade students and more complicated choreographies to middle and high school students.