Nicole’s artistic preoccupations parallel her work in D/deaf advocacy, in 2015, the Royal Ballet awarded Nicole a benevolent bursary to begin five-years of British Sign Language (BSL) education, that will culminate in 2021 with an interpreter qualification. Nicole also holds a specialist interest in East Asian Buddhist thought and has recently completed an MA in Japanese Studies, from the School of African and Asian Studies, (SOAS) University of London.

Under Nicole’s direction, Surface Area Dance Theatre has accomplished an extensive portfolio of patrons, charitable organisations, institutes and endorsements. Nicole is looking forward to directing a new and exciting relationship with the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, beginning in the spring season, 2021.