Meet Nicole

Choreographer/Dancer

*Facing Me: Working with a specially commissioned score, choreographer Nicole Tucker Smith explores the challenge of confronting mental illness within our families and communities. 

“I created this piece because I’ve felt the loss that happens when we look away and I know the struggle of confronting the challenges head on. Both hurt. This dance is a search for acceptance, healing, and peace.”

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"The concept of refuge - having a safe place of belonging - is especially important during a time when so many people feel divided and threatened. We use dance as a vehicle to bring people together, to consider our commonalities, and to safely explore our differences from a place of honor and respect.”