Nicole Guarino

Lecturer in Contemporary Dance
Nicole was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After being a finalist of the Genée International Ballet Competition, she received a scholarship to study at Rambert School, where she graduated from with a First Class Honours degree. She has worked for Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Cisne Negro Dance Company (Brazil) and Introdans (Netherlands), performing works by renowned choreographers such as Hofesh Shechter, Ben Duke, Mark Baldwin, Itzik Galili, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Lightfoot/Leon, Inbal Pinto, Janet Smith and Robert Battle, amongst others. Since 2013, as a freelance dancer, she has been a member of the Mark Bruce Company and was part of the original cast for Dracula, winner of the Sky Arts Awards in 2014. Nicole has also performed with Darren Ellis Dance and Caroline Bowditch and has taught both ballet and contemporary dance at a number of UK dance schools, as well as workshops around the world. She is a guest teacher for New Adventures, Scottish Dance Theatre and Mark Bruce Company, amongst others. In 2017, she completed with Distinction her MA in Contemporary Dance, with particular focus in education, at London Contemporary Dance School. From 2015 until 2021 Nicole worked as Production and Rehearsal Director at Rambert School as well as Contemporary Dance Tutor. Alongside her teaching, Nicole is a mother of two and a dance photographer.