Nicole Bachellier has studied dance for over 45 years and has been teaching Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz(Luigi) Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, National Folk, Character, Natural Movement, Tap for over 30 years.
Nicole also specializes in Pilates, Floor Barre and Body Conditioning/Stretch and Strength classes and has devoted considerable time to injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation.
Nicole is a fully registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)(England) holding both the Teachers Certificate, and the Teaching Diploma (Distinction on the Vocational Grades specialization).
Nicole holds the Dance History Diploma obtained through the RAD and York University, and the Anatomy Diploma obtained through the RAD and Waterloo University in addition to Music Theory and Child Development. She has been a tutor and mentor for the RAD, assisting teacher trainees enrolled in the CBTS degree programs.
Nicole has spent many years studying music theory and instrumentation and incorporates that into her teachings. Nicole is also well versed in the ISTD Imperial Ballet, ISTD Cecchetti ballet and the Russian Vaganova training methods. Nicole is a registered teacher of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) (London, England) where she received Distinction on all of the Vocational Modern Theatre, Jazz, National Folk and Associate examinations.
Nicole has trained with many highly acclaimed teachers and international examiners in all disciplines and has successfully entered students into RAD/ISTD examinations. Her students have been accepted into various post secondary institutions (the National Ballet School, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ryerson University Dance Program, York University Dance Program and Concordia Contemporary Dance Program).
Nicole has been choreographing for competitions (winning overalls, special awards and choreography awards)as well as creating story ballets for her students for over 25 years and many of these dancers have also gone on to pursue successful teaching careers. Nicole continues with professional development through the National Ballet of Canada,Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Nicole is also proactive in researching injury prevention and rehabilitation and developing new techniques to meet the needs of her students and clients. Nicole has worked with athletes, gymnasts, figure, skaters, synchronized swimmers as well as recreational, competitive and professional dancers from the ages 2 1/2 to Advanced.