About Nicole

Nicole McCall


Nicole McCall was a kid who never stopped moving.  Thank goodness her mom enrolled her in dance classes!  A lifelong dancer, Nicole founded Dance Your Heart Out® in 1998 and began teaching in the Portland Metro area. 

As a member of the Dance Masters of America, Nicole graduated from their 4-year Teacher Training School.  She is certified 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.  Her husband's job took her to Dublin, Ireland, were she trained and performed with the WhyNot Dance Company.  Once returning to Portland, she was the Outreach Director for BodyVox (Portland, OR).  

Nicole now works with The Right Brain Initiative and Young Audiences of Portland.  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 learning tool, and she wants to teach students how to release their inhibitions, embrace their quirkiness, and feel strong within themselves.

Right Brain Initiative


The Right Brain Initiative is an organization especially dedicated to arts integration in our area schools, both in and outside of Portland, OR.  

RBI Website

Young Audiences of Portland


Young Audiences is dedicated to bringing engaging arts experiences to students in and around the Portland area.

YA Website