Nicole Restani, a South Florida native, began her pre-professional training at Dillard Center for the Arts and later continued her studies at SUNY Purchase, studying abroad in Taiwan and Spain, and graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A. and minor in Economics. Professionally, Nicole has had the pleasure of dancing with The Shadow Box Theater, IsadoraNow, Danny Soto, Jordana Toback, MadArt Creative and other freelance endeavors in NYC, Dance Now! in Miami, Michael Mao Dance in various U.S. states, and with Stephan Koplowitz and her own multi-medium dance Collective, Chimera Project in Spoleto, Italy. She is a current member of The Dreamland Follies and Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre. Nicole is Pilates Mat certified and enjoys moving and grooving with children and adults alike in public school outreach programs and at the Mark Morris Dance Center!
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.