Nicole has always had a love for singing, her inspiration came from listening to Barbra Streisand, Shirley Jones, Karen Carpenter, Ann Murray, Whitney Houston, Doris Day, Patsy Cline, Gloria Estefan and Madonna to name a few. Her vocal training began in second grade where she performed her first duet. She has trained with Linda Johnson, Pam Droste, Gloria Elliott and David Price. In High school she competed in several OMEA contests and performed for various school award ceremonies/banquets and sporting events. She performed the National Anthem at a few Basketball and Football games, had the lead in her High School Musical, “The Fantasticks”, and sang a solo at her High School graduation.
Her training in both dance and singing led to her acceptance into the Musical Theatre Department at Otterbein College. In 1993 Nicole established Far East Dance (now known as Dreaming of Broadway Dance Lessons) and now touches the lives and inspires over 100 students each session. In 1996-1997 she co-hosted a local karaoke show. From 1999-2002 she performed with Columbus’ Vaud-villities as a dancer/singer which gave her opportunities to perform for a Victoria Secret Promotional Campaign, Consumer Choice Awards and various other conventions. She has volunteered singing at the Wexner Jewish Center Cottage Nursing Home and the Top Restaurant. Her professional singing career began in 2011 where she was the co-lead singer for the Back Porch Swing Band lead by Pete Shew.
Her eclectic music repertoire of Country, Pop, Big Band and Broadway from the 1920s to the present, has enabled her to perform with various bands throughout Ohio including the Back Porch Swing Band, The John Reese Project, the Rick Brunetto Band and the Studio 3 Jazz Ensemble.
She has performed in Cleveland, Youngstown, Jackson, Columbus, Cincinnati, Worthington, Hilliard, Lancaster, Zanesville, Reynoldsburg, Circleville, McConnelsville, Mt Vernon, Delaware, Groveport, Heath, Westerville, Dublin, Poland, Marysville, Buckeye Lake, Chillicothe, Granville, London as well as out of state in Williamsburg, Virginia and Metairie, Louisiana.