Brittany Nicholas, former AOD dancer, joins the Teaching Staff of The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics!!
Brittany is coming to us from New York where she recently appeared in "Matilda" and "Mean Girls" on Broadway! She is a dancer, singer, actress originally from right here in Newport News, VA. She started dancing at the age of 4 with The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics under the direction of the beloved Ms. Linda! She started competing at the age of 10 and traveled along the east coast in regional and national dance competitions. Her training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pointe, and Gymnastics. Brittany has trained with Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre as well as at conventions N.Y.C.D.A, and Jump.
In 2008, Brittany booked her first professional job at Summer Theatre of New Hampshire in "High School Musical". From there Brittany went on to work at several regional equity theaters. In December of 2009, Brittany booked the first national tour of "Billy Elliot" as the Swing. Little did she know Billy Elliot would make her Broadway dream come true, and would also give Brittany her first dance captain credit.
When Brittany is not performing she is teaching master classes at studios and conventions. She also coaches gymnastics and is a seasoned gymnastics competition adjudicator. She loves working with children and spending time with family and friends. WE are so happy to have Brittany back at AOD!