Classical / Contemporary
Nicole Harlan, a native of Northern
California, received her advanced training and scholarships from the San
Francisco Ballet School and Boston Ballet. She received the Natalie
Lauterstein Miller award for excellence while at San Francisco ballet
school. She was also a recipient of the Danskin scholarship for the School
of American Ballet.
Nicole has performed with the San Francisco
Ballet where she danced repertoire including Swan Lake, La Fille Ma Garde,
Stars and Stripes, Four Temperaments, and Sons of Horus.
She then performed with Ballet Metropolitan
and Cincinnati Ballet, where she danced featured roles in ballets such as
the Nutcracker, Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, John Cranko’s Taming of the
Shrew, and Andre Prokovsky’s Love Songs.
With the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Nicole
performed as Helena in a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Ford Amphitheater
and as the Dewdrop Fairy in the Nutcracker at the Shrine Auditorium.
Under the direction of Placido Domingo, she
played the role of Clo Clo in the Los Angeles Opera’s production of The
Merry Widow and Orfeo’s Guide in Orfeo ed Euridice.
She was faculty on LADF. She teaches
internationally and currently teaches at the EDGE Performing Arts Center in
Los Angeles. Her students have gone on to train, or be accepted, at San
Francisco Ballet, ABT, Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, Juliard, Suny
Purchase, to name a few.
She is also the proud mother of three