Dara Nicole is a dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Providence, Rhode Island. She is originally from Florida, where she received early training with Gloria Gaither before moving on to train under Peter Stark and Ivonne Lemus at Next Generation Ballet at the Patel Conservatory, as well as intermittent coaching and mentorship from Dominic Walsh.
After her training Dara found freelance work for a year with Brandon Ballet and The Sarasota Opera, and then danced for Nashville Ballet’s second company for two years before joining Festival Ballet Providence. In her time with Festival Ballet Providence Dara has performed works by Yury Yanowsky, Mary Ellen Beaudreau, Christopher Huggins, George Balanchine, and many others. Dara has also originated soloist roles for both Viktor Plotnikov and Ty Parmenter.