Nicole McCall has been dancing her entire life and teaching dance for over 20 years. As a highly energetic kid, her mom enrolled her in dance classes. She was hooked, and dance has been an integral part of her life ever since. She studied dance throughout all her school years, taught dance as a college graduate, met her closest friends swing dancing, and managed a mind-body fitness studio, all before she decided to start her own dance instruction business.
Nicole founded Dance Your Heart Out® in 1998. She is a member of Dance Masters of America and a graduate of their 4-year Teacher Training School. She is certified by exam to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. From 2004-2008, she was the owner of Northwest Conservatory of Dance (Hillsboro, OR), a school with over 175 students and 10 staff. She lived in Dublin, Ireland from 2011-2014, where she trained and performed with the WhyNot Dance Company. Once returning to Portland in 2014, she was the Outreach Director for BodyVox and kids' dance fitness instructor for NIKE (Portland, OR).
Nicole now works with Young Audiences and The Right Brain Initiative. She takes her energizing and uplifting style to schools representing her own business, Dance Your Heart Out®. Her mission is two-fold: She wants to show teachers how they can use creative dance as an effective teaching tool and she wants to students to shed their inhibitions, embrace their inner dancers, and build connections with each other.
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