Hi, I'm Nicole,
An actress, creator and entrepreneur!
I was 5 years old when I took to the stage dancing. I remember feeling exhilarated each time I stepped out. It was my poor mum who suffered all the nerves I should have, I always reminded her, there was nothing to be nervous about. From such a young age all I remember wanting to do was to perform to anyone who would watch, often charging the neighbours to come to my xmas and easter shows...I just knew it was my calling in life.
At 11 I decided that just dancing and performing with the local dance school wasn't enough to satisfy my want for a professional career. So I hand wrote my first letter to Jackie at Bubble Gum Children's agency. I informed my aunt who worked in production that she was going to take images for my folio, and along with my hand written letter I submitted an application to Bubble Gum and was signed for the next 3 years.
I was fortunate enough to routinely model with Target, K-mart, Myer and even booked TVC's throughout the 3 years with Bubble Gum. The experience on set at such a young age was invaluable and propelled me into the ammeter music and theatre scene throughout my teen years.
At 18 I moved to Sydney from Ballarat a country town in Victoria and completed a full-time Performing Art's Certificate IV. Since returning to Melbourne I have worked as a dancer for the NBL, Crown entertainment, appeared in music videos for international artists such as Kimbra, I have featured in various national and regional TVC's and worked with amazing talent in Australian short and feature length films.
In 2016 I decided to move to NYC after being accepted into a full time enhanced circular program offered at Stella Adler Acting school. It was there I worked with Emmy nominated casting director Todd Thaler and former head of voice for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Andrew Wade, along with other notable teaching staff who had a dramatic impact on my understanding of acting and evidently shaped my renewed love of theatre, film and creating work for a purpose.
Since returning to Melbourne I have begun working with like minded creatives on various projects and returned to the Melbourne Actors Lab to continue my training.
Whilst being actively involved in the arts I also completed a Bachelor of Commerce in 2013 majoring in Marketing and Management. I now help run the family business looking after the digital marketing and E commerce stores. I'm incredibly grateful for the work/life balance and flexibility this allows me along with the support of my family in all my creative pursuits.
Thanks for reading,