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Contact Nicole at nclaliberte@gmail.com

Nicole C. Laliberté, artistic director of Freedom Dances, performed with Sidelong Dance Co., Boston Dance Co., EBA Dance Theatre, and Honolulu Dance Theatre, among others.  Nicole has danced, taught, and choreographed in Rhode Island, Boston, New York, Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Russia.  Nicole holds her MFA in Choreography from UNCG and a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory.

Of note, she has taught at UNCG, James Madison University, Meredith College, Darton College, and Greensboro Ballet.  For two decades Nicole traveled extensively making dances, performing, learning and teaching dance.  Having returned to her native Rhode Island, she is currently on faculty at The Dance Academy, Official School of Spindle City Ballet, South County Movement Center, and Extensions School of Dance, where she is thrilled to be working with amazingly talented and promising young dancers.

“I am passionate about the art of teaching dance.  I have found through my own struggles of crafting my technique that it is of vital importance to work with each student’s instrument differently in order to guide her toward becoming the best dancer she can be.  Some students learn by doing, other by watching, hearing the music, counting, or perhaps by metaphor or imagery.  I enjoy the journey of finding what works for each individual dancer.   It’s a mutually rewarding moment when the student grasps a concept and has that ah-ha moment, it is a great joy.” ~Nicole

As an independent artist, student, teacher, and guest artist, Ms. Laliberté has staged choreography at The Boston Conservatory, The Boston Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, James Madison University, Darton College, Rhode Island College, American College Dance Festivals in Vermont and North Carolina, Boston Regional Youth America Grand Prix, countless studios nationwide, and in the repertories of Maude Baum and Company, Albany, NY, and Sidelong Dance Company, Winston-Salem, NC.  Please continue to the Choreography page

Nicole C. Laliberté’s Freedom Dances

Freedom Dances was officially created in 2004 while Ms. Laliberté was residing in North Carolina, and was re-birthed in Rhode Island in 2015.  Appearances include: Old Dominion University’s Regional Choreographers’ Showcase, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, Fringe PVD, the North Carolina Dance Alliance Annual Event, North Carolina Dance Project’s Saturday Series, Cary Academy, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the North Carolina Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival, the Festival of Us, You, We and Them hosted by The Dance Complex, Dance Works in Process at AS220, Luminarium’s 24 Hour ChoreoFest, Dance for World Community hosted by José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and American Dance Festival’s Acts to Follow Series.

Mission Statement

Freedom Dances is committed to the creation and performance of works that explore individual, social, and cultural identities.  Works seek to reveal that among diversity and across boundaries, there exists a human solidarity.

Many exciting events are scheduled for the upcoming year-  Upcoming Events

 

Dance is the only art wherein we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.  Ted Shawn 

Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. Alvin Ailey

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words. Ruth St. Denis

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