KREILKAMP NICOLL is a creative company founded by performers / artists / siblings Laura Kreilkamp Nicoll and Rufus Morgan Kreilkamp Nicoll in order to make and share arts services of all kinds. Their collaborative performance projects may include found objects, movement, text, illustration, light, projection, sound, and more. These performances are about the labor that happens in and out of the home and about family and land and improvisation.
Rufus Morgan Kreilkamp Nicoll is a working artist and public thinker based on Maine islands, currently in Stonington on Deer Isle. His school-based training came from Mount Desert Elementary School, in Northeast Harbor, ME, St. Paul's School, in Concord, NH, The National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, WY, Oberlin College, in Oberlin, OH and the Salt School for Storytelling in Portland, ME.
He is happy to talk with anyone about his experiences navigating any of the many various unsalaried, basically insecure, service-industry jobs familiar to many people living in Maine whether they have lived here their whole lives or just arrived. His extensive resumé on these topics includes experience in the interrelated fields of construction, food service, marine industries, educational and arts work. If you'd like to hear more during the Maine's 2018 money season, you can find him aboard F/V Nightingale with Captain Benny Robbins, where he'll again try to learn a new thing, how to work the stern of a lobsterboat. In the winter of 2017 he coached the Deer-Isle Stonington High School varsity boys basketball team to a 5-13 season, narrowly ousted from the playoffs in a prelim by the Bangor Christian Patriots and is working on a book about coaching philosophies. Follow Rufus on Instagram @shttylttlshpvc
Laura K. Nicoll is originally from Maine and currently based in Brooklyn. After training with American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Suzanne Farrell, and graduating from St. Paul’s School, she joined Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s corps de ballet where she was also a union representative. While in Pittsburgh she performed in a diverse repertoire that included works by George Balanchine, Matjash Mrozewski, Dwight Rhoden, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, and Twyla Tharp. She has performed on the Norwegian Dawn (cruise ship) and with several NYC-based theatre companies. Since 2009, Laura has worked with new media director/video designer, Reid Farrington as a performer in THE PASSION PROJECT (2009–2012) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2012–2013) and as a choreographer for TYSON vs. ALI (2014) and CasablancaBox (2017).She has also created two site-specific dance projects in collaboration with choreographer Jessica Nicoll. Since May 2017, Laura has been developing solo dance material in outdoor and indoor spaces, work-shopping it in several performance spaces and sharing via videos online.
In addition to choreographing and performing, Laura has experience in strategic planning, branding, and communication strategy for non-profit arts organizations including Performance Space New York (formerly Performance Space 122) and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, individual artists and projects across all disciplines. She also is very interested in bringing artists into non-traditional, public, educational, and commercial spaces. Laura is on the board of The Poetry Project (NYC), has taught workshops on marketing to artists, and likes putting cultural itineraries together for people seeking new experiences. Follow Laura on Instagram @lauraknicoll