Dance Advisory Board Alumni Co-Chair
Nicole Philippidis holds a BFA degree in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, Class of 1995, where she was a recipient of a competitive four-year Dance Scholarship. Nicole went to receive an MS in Education from City College, where she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in the Arts.
Nicole is the Artistic Director and Choreographer of 277 Dance Project, a New York City based contemporary dance company, which she founded in 2009. She is an accomplished dance educator who has taught dance and composition throughout New York City, and has performed and prepared lecture demonstrations and dance residencies for numerous institutions and studios. Prior to 2009, Nicole danced with choreographers Alan Danielson, Geraldine Cardiel, Deborah Santos, and other independent artists.
As a choreographer, her works have been presented at Abrons Arts Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bryant Park Dance Festival, Dixon Place, Dance New Amsterdam, DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, Inception to Exhibition Festival, Peridance Capezio Theater, Purchase College, Reverb/Steps Festival, Triskelion Arts, Westchester Arts Exchange, Westchester Music Hall, Wave Rising Festival and numerous showcases throughout New York City.