Nicole Franchina Manriquez, a Greenville native, is a professional entertainer trained in many styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern and lyrical. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from Columbia College. While attending college Nicole’s choreography was selected and performed at the Spoletto festival in Charleston, SC. Since then Nicole has been dancing and teaching professionally for 10 years. While away she resided in New York where she studied intensively with the Alvin Ailey Dance Repetoire, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, and Dance Space. She performed and taught throughout the city.
Nicole also spent several years on the coast where she performed in the Vegas style show Legends in Concert as well as, Calvin Gilmore’s Tribute the Concert. Other Credits include Fame, Annie, Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker, and Hoarde. Nicole loves teaching children and sharing her passion for the arts with others.
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She also enjoys pilates and is a certified instructor and can be found teaching in local gyms around town. In her free time Nicole loves spending time with her family, husband, Jeremiah, and son, Dylan.