Nicole Lawson, Artistic Director of Nicole Lawson Dance Projects, is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and activist working in the Piedmont Triad community of North Carolina. As a choreographer, her work investigates the pathways between injustice and hope. The company’s first performance, “I am not a Monster,” was presented in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Project space on November 2 and 3. Additionally, Nicole was selected as part of the inaugural class Artists in Residence with the Greensboro Dance Project in January 2018.
Nicole’s work has been presented by the Stokes County Arts Council, Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Emergence in Durham, NC, the American Dance Festival’s Student Mobile Tour in Durham, NC and the American College Dance Associations Mid-Atlantic Conference at West Virginia University. As a performer, Nicole has danced with Alex Warren and JOYEMOVEMENT Dance Company, Renay Aumiller Dances, the Carol Finley Dance Group, Kate Davis and the Continuum Collective, and other choreographers including Kristin Sudeikis, Beth Gill, Elizabeth Corbett, and Boby Ari Setiawan.
Nicole is a graduate of Meredith College where she received Bachelor of Arts with majors in Dance Studies and Spanish. In addition to her work as a dance instructor with The POINTE! Studio of Dance in Greensboro, Nicole also collaborates with North Carolina public schools as a guest artist.