Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Center for the Arts
Dancer, scholar and resource panelist for the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA)
Diploma in Performing Arts, London Studio Center; B.A., Communication and Psychology; M.A., Communication and Theatre Arts; Ph.D. candidate, Performing Arts, Brunel University, London, UK
Nicola Conraths is a Ph.D candidate in Performing Arts at Brunel University, London, UK. and holds master's degrees in communication and theatre arts. She attended the Rome Ballet School with Franca Bartolomei and Paola Iorio and graduated with a diploma in Dance from the London Studio Center. Nicola also trained at the Royal Ballet School, The Place and Ballet Rambert and performed with London City Ballet, Ballet Portugal and the Jiving Lindy Hoppers.
Recently Nicola has taught ballet at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, American Ballet Theatre and Paul Taylor Summer Intensives as well as consulting for Canada's National Ballet School. A writer and scholar, she has published in the Journal of Medical Problems of Performing Artists, Dance Teacher Magazine, Ballett-Tanz International and also authored two books, Survival Skills for Pilates Teachers and Pilates Space. Her latest release is a ballet variations CD called Etoile: Female Solo Variations with her colleague Christian Matjias. Nicola is also a resource panelist for the Singapore School of the Arts (SOTA). She joined the Interlochen Arts Academy as full time faculty in the fall of 2006.