About NMD Studio
NMD Studio started with a dream and a piece of paper. As i was hanging those ornaments, when Balletworks had closed its doors. Christmas is the time of year that I would normally be preparing for our annual Balletworks Nutcracker celebration. I had been talking to dance parents and dancers, we were all feeling very sad that our normal tradition was gone. As I was raking up those leaves… Eureka! I knew what to do my ballet dreams were coming through. I would put on my OWN Nutcracker, and not just for the annual tradition of it, but to get my dance family together again and do what we love doing best – Dancing !
After much thought and contemplation I decided I would not be able to pull off our usual Nutcracker. So I put a little spin on the traditional Nutcracker and created – One Last Journey – a New Year’s Eve Nutcracker! Our dance family all pulled together, it was such a special MONTH AND A HALF getting ready for the show (still can’t believe that)! There was so much love, support, determination, commitment, and sense of community, that I knew I needed to continue this. And that was how NMDstudios was born!
Nicole Deleon – Owner / Instructor
Miss Nicole was born and raised in Barnstable,Ma with her amazing parents and 5 sisters. She started dancing when she was three years old at the then Massachusetts State Ballet (Sabrina’s Balletworks). Due to a family death, Miss Nicole unfortunately stopped taking Ballet at age 7, but picking it up a few years later. Miss Nicole continued Ballet under the teaching of Miss Sabrina Vaz-Barros at Sabrina’s Balletworks, as well as many other profound teachers at their studio. After 12+ years of dancing with Balletworks, Miss Nicole graduated both Barnstable High School and Dance studio. After graduating, she began working for Miss Sabrina Vaz helping her do secretarial duties and help run daily studio life and attending cape cod community college. After a year she then began co-teaching with Miss Sabrina and taking teaching programs through Dance Teacher Life. Miss Nicole has been spreading her love for dance for 6 years now! She loves especially to work with the younger dancers as they bring so much joy to each class! She is currently working on attending more programs at dance teacher life and other dance programs in the mean time of running her studio. Miss Nicole is so excited to begin this new Dance journey!
Brittney Graham – Instructor
Brittney has been dancing since the age of five years old. After young years of basic training, she became a member of her former dance competition team located in Easton, Massachusetts. Along with competing all over the state, she had the opportunity to gain experience by attending and performing at several dance conventions, including Joe Tremaine in New York City, as well as performed on a Royal Caribbean Cruise ship.
After 6 years of being on her dance company team in Massachusetts, she moved to Frisco, Texas, where she was trained by a professional principle ballerina and many other highly trained dancers. She also became a member of the studio’s dance competition team where she traveled to experience and perform in many dance conventions and competitions.
Taking her passion for dance to the next level, she furthered her dance career by attending the Dance and Performing Arts program at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, where she received her degree in Dance and Business. While attending, she worked closely with dance professors; some even famous choreographers who worked with a variety of music artists. Additionally, she learned a deeper knowledge of the art of dance by taking classes such as Dance History, Rhythmic Analysis, Kinesiology, Dance Anatomy, and Pedagogy. Also, she had the opportunity to audition with the New England Patriot’s Cheerleaders where she gained experience and lessons from the boot camp she attended in the process.
Brittney has a strong passion for dance as well as teaching dancers of all ages about the art, technique, and love of it all.