Ariel Dance Home Page
  • Bollywood
  • Ballet
  • Contemporary
  • Dance
  • Kids Hip Hop

Nicole Hansen

Staff Info

Position: Dance instructor, choreographer, dancer
ADP Classes: Ballet
Training: Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Jazz, and Musical Theatre


nicole hansen

Nicole has been performing in some sort of an artistic medium since the age of three. Whether it was dance, ice skating, color guard, winter guard, choir or theatre, she has never been too far away from the stage. Growing up in the Bay Area, Nicole trained with Marie Stinnett Dance.

Between the ages of 12 and 16, she competed on her middle school and high schools’ winter guard teams, and was awarded Performer of the Year and Dancer of the Year by her coaches. At the age of 17, Nicole began choreographing and was given the opportunity to choreograph a local high school’s musical, while she was in high school herself. She continued her performance education at California State University-Fullerton, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts.

Nicole has recently moved back to her hometown of San Jose after spending the last eight and a half years in Southern California, and is excited to join the Ariel Dance Studio family.