Nicole Gariepy is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Dance at Salem State University. She has recently performed with the Salem Dance Ensemble, Sarah Slifer Swift, and Forty Steps Dance, under the direction of Sallee Slagle, throughout the North Shore area. Nicole has been associated with BAC since age three, having received training in ballet, jazz, and modern until age eighteen. As a student, she was a member of the Performance Company, where she danced in the Mass Festival for the Arts and Dance for World Community, as well as receiving the annual student scholarship for commitment to dance. Now, she teaches ballet to BAC’s preschool students. In addition to her interest in dance, she enjoys performing with the Salem Chamber Orchestra and tutoring fellow Salem State students in college writing.