Nicola Battaglia.

 

I started dancing at the age of 2. I began dance at Ireland Academy Of Dance, dancing in ballet and jazz. As I fell in love with dance at a young age I continued to dance in ballet, jazz, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. I competed in jazz and lyrical with the performance dance troop during my years at the academy. Along with competitions I performed in the yearly showcases as well as the nutcracker with the Quinte Ballet School Of Canada. Turning dance into a career was always a dream of mine - I have completed Intermediate RAD, BATD Jazz Associates Teaching Certification and ADAPT Teaching Certification and have been teaching for about 4 years. 

Going away to school it was hard to find dance so I had to find something similar that I could do that would somewhat relate to me the way dance did all my life. I have now completed up to level 9/10 pole fitness and have become a teacher. I will get my full certification as of October 2017. 

Zumba was also a fun way to bring dance into my life again. I am fully Zumba certified and will begin teaching this year. 

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