Nicola Conraths-Lange

Director of Comparative Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy
Instructor of Dance, Interlochen Arts Academy and Arts Camp

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-Lange, director of Comparative Arts and dance instructor, has been on faculty at the Interlochen Arts Academy since 2006. She holds an MA in Communication and Theatre Arts and BA in Psychology. Nicola began dancing at an early age at the Rome Opera Ballet School in Italy and completed her training at the London Studio Centre in England. After her performing career, dancing in both ballet, jazz and musical theatre productions, she moved to the United States where she taught at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. Her interest in Performing Arts Medicine has lead her to present at many conferences, focusing injury prevention and performance enhancement for dancers and musicians in Singapore, Europe, Israel, New Zealand and the United States. At Interlochen, she choreographed extensively, collaborating with composers, musicians and creative writers. Her newest project involves developing online learning models, by curating broadcasts for live-streamed classes in collaboration with Canada's National Ballet School. Co-founder of Logokinesis Publishing, she also authored several books and produced a ballet music CD. Nicola was awarded sabbatical leave by the Interlochen Arts Academy in 2013/14, which she spent roaming the world watching performances and exploring GAGA, Ohad Naharin's movement language in Israel.

Nicola's collaborations at Interlochen: