Areas of Interest: Community building through authentic performance (The JUSTICE Project), interdisciplinary pedagogical and artistic approaches to art-making (The Bassanda Project) and Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) as a methodology in the realm of technical training and performance process.
Nicole Wesley is a teacher, performer, and choreographer based out of Austin, Texas. She received an MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University and a BFA in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin. Nicole is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (CLMA) from Integrated Movement Studies at The University of Utah. Her choreography has been commissioned and performed nationally and internationally at performance venues such as the Embodied Citizens: Dance and Civic Participation performance at the University of Bedfordshire, England, The Dissolving Borders Symposia in Dundee Scotland, Culturesfrance’s Danses Caraibe in Havana, Cuba, Dance City in Newcastle, England, The Big Read Festival in Austin, Texas, The Dallas Morning News Dance Festival, The American College Dance Festival, The MAD (Modern Atlanta Dance) Festival, The Fringe Festival in Costa Rica, Austin and New York. She is Co-Founder of Trinidad and Tobago’s COCO Dance Festival and is Co-Artistic Director of The JUSTICE Project with her dance partner of 18 years, Darla Johnson. Nicole is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas State University.