Nicole is the Course Coordinator of the Diploma of Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Nicole has worked as a director, vocal coach and actor for over two decades across Australasia, specialising in music theatre. She has taught acting and singing at a tertiary level for over ten years in Australia and Singapore. Other industry experience includes being Artistic Director for four annual seasons of Short+Sweet in Singapore, as well as the inaugural Malaysian festival. She has published several Drama textbooks that are widely used in the West Australian education system. Nicole is also a PhD candidate, researching acting in musical theatre.
Through her PhD research, Nicole is developing an acting technique that enables the musical theatre actor to use clues in the music of a song to make acting, not merely singing choices, with or without them having music literacy.