Nicolette Whitley completed her degree at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Her experience as a performer spans across Film, TV and Theatre throughout the UK and internationally. Nicolette is currently working with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT), under the guidance of former Royal Ballet soloist Paul Bayes Kitcher. Nicolette has had an inspiring journey with FADT; performing at the Royal Opera House, London Science Gallery, collaborations with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, Geese Theatre, TEDx and mentorships from Russell Maliphant and Marco Goecke with the company.
Nicolette is particularly interested and inspired by collaboration, this year she has been working on new commission with FACT, MDI and artists Amalia Pica and Rafael Ortega. Nicolette spent a year in Barcelona working with Martz Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC) and choreographer Eva Sánchez Martz. MCDC has enabled Nicolette to further her creative development and grow as an artist while performing in countries such as Spain, Italy and Switzerland. In the recent years she has also been working with Tuckshop Dance Theatre on productions FLAMINGOS and Neverland, funded by ACE, performing in the UK.
Nicolette has a passion for choreography and was a co-founder of the contemporary lyrical dance duo Alleviate. Alleviate were the runners up on Sky 1’s Got To Dance series 2 and went on to star in the hit dance show Flash Mob at Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre in the West End.
Career highlights: The Royal Opera House, The London Science Gallery, collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet, BBC3 Amazing Humans, Buckingham Palace for HM, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Latitude Festival, 59th FilmFare Awards (India), 3D Filmusic Barcelona.
Commercials for Argos, Virgin and Oral B featuring Shakira. The Inbetweeners movie, 8 out of 10 Cats, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Topshop, VOGUE Brasil, Guess, Gap & Sweaty Betty.
Teaching: International Credits, Freelance Dance Artist and Facilitator.