Ballet & Tiny Tots Instructor
Nicole Sorrentino was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where she began dancing at the age of 5. She was a competitive dancer for 10 years, winning multiple awards including the Title of Miss Dance USA. As a student, Nicole has studied with masters of the dance industry including Bev Brown, Dee Caspary, Debbie Dee, Frank Hatchett, Mike Minery and Roberta Raymond.
Early on, Nicole discovered her passion for choreography and has been teaching ever since. During her 16 years of instructing she has produced more than 100 pieces ranging in styles from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary to Hip Hop, Funk and Belly Dance. Her diversity in dance styles, innovative choreography and perfect eye for detail has made her into the successful teacher she is today.
Nicole was the recipient of the Director's Choice Award for Best Choreography in 2005 from Dance X-plosion Talent Competition. She also continues to be a guest choreographer for Edward R. Murrow High School's Dance Ensemble program.
Because of Nicole's passion for "staying in the know" she participates in many national and international dance conventions and workshops as well as taking class on a regular basis in New York City. She has also traveled to Italy where she received a scholarship from Hip Hop Instructor Tony Testa, choreographer for Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, and Britney Spears!
Nicole is absolutely delighted to be working at Jump where she can fulfill her love of teaching and creating. Her style of instruction is set to bring out the best dancer in every student, whether they are interested in a career in dance or just as a recreational activity. Nicole is constantly inspired and thankful for the knowledge of her colleagues and the dedication of her students.