Nicole Hamilton


Nicole Hamilton is a certified dance educator, member of Dance Masters of Canada and Dance Masters of America. As a facilitator, Hamilton has served as a Master workshop leader and faculty member at dance institutes across Canada and the United States, including The Ottawa Dance Academy, DOAHL Dance Academy and Studio de Danse Danielle.

Hamilton’s choreographic work has been showcased on many platforms including Canada’s National Arts Centre and Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, with special commissions including but not limited to WRM South Africa and The Toronto Fringe Festival. She is the recipient of numerous awards in the competition sector and provides both advisory and adjudication support for competitive dance organizations across North America. Hamilton has performed and choreographed for several major musicals and dramatic theatre productions. Selected credits include Private Pain in Public Pews (2012), Pieces of Me (2013) and The Singers (2014).

Hamilton serves as a reporter for Dance Channel Television and is a contributing host on The Career Buzz Show and a Producer with Turn Out Radio, broadcasting on CIUT 89.5 FM. 

Hamilton’s vast history of studies include: DMC, CDTA, RAD, ADAPT, BATD, Cecchetti, Horton, Dunham and DEA. She is an alumni member of the Burlington Dance Company. Hamilton continues to present works in educational institutes including George Brown College, where she functions as a student mentor.

She is also a mental health counsellor and member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and an active Board of Director with Healthy Dance Canada – a distinct alliance of dancers, dance educators and health professionals. It is her desire that IDI. will act as an avenue for professional dance Artists, novice dancers, and dance institutes to recognize their greatest educational, and creative potential.

Nicole Hamilton's Work

Writers & Readers

Poetry in Motion

By Nicole Hamilton

BRODSKY / BARYSHNIKOV, presented solely in Russian, began with the faint playing of music and had an almost haunting air as Baryshnikov entered the stage through a large gazebo set piece. His presence, although strong, was beautifully presented as a man seemingly pensive, withered and engrossed in contemplation as he quietly whispered to himself while carrying his briefcase.

On the Ground

Movement in Time

By Nicole Hamilton

How is Canada representing artists of the African diaspora? Special guest and Turn Out Radio host Nicole Hamilton interviews Vivine Scarlett and Kevin Ormsby about this issue and the performances in Movement in Time, which took place on October 14 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre.