Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Nicole Harris

In 2020 Nicole Harris moved from Engagement Director to co-Artistic Director for Monkeyhouse, a Boston based nonprofit dedicated to connecting communities with choreography which she co-founded in 2000 with her mentor and partner-in-crime, Karen Krolak.  She is also part of the theatre and dance faculty at Groton School in Groton, MA. Nicole has studied extensively with Derick K. Grant (Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, Imagine Tap) and Lynn Schwab (Rhumba Tap, American Tap Dance Foundation).  She has studied with theatre directors Margaret Hagemeister and Laurie Sales.  

As a dancer has performed across the United States and in Canada, having her own choreography presented in New York City when she was only 19 years old.  She has directed and choreographed dozens of productions for high school and college, including creating an original evening length work at Groton School that looked at the boxes people are put into and how we are perceived because of them.

Since surviving a series of strokes in 2011 Nicole has expanded beyond performance to include a range of community engagement art projects.  In 2016 she created #BusyIsTheNewBlack, a project which took her to Europe for six weeks and worked in collaboration with 29 other artists across the US.  In 2017 she kicked off Love Letters from Boston, a series of events encouraging the spread of gratitude through hand crafted cards and letters.  Since 2016 Nicole has been Artist in Residence at Bits and Pieces on the Hill in Malden, MA.                www.NicoleMarieHarris.com

 

I Have Worked With

  • January 2006 to December 2021

    Nicole is the co-Artistic Director and board president of Monkeyhouse, a Boston based non-profit dedicated to connecting communities to choreography. She has been with Monkeyhouse since it was founded in 2000.

  • January 2006 to December 2021

    Karen has been Nicole's mentor, collaborator, and partner in crime for the last 20 years.

  • September 2019 to December 2021

    I was invited to include Love Letters from Boston, an interactive project on gratitude, at multiple events at the library including Park(ing) Day, 2019.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Nicole
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Physical Address: 
Malden, MA 02148
Last Name: 
Harris

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Musical
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Public Relations Services
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
8
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Co-founder and co-Artistic Director - Monkeyhouse (2000-Present)
Artist in Residence - Bits and Pieces on the Hill - Malden, MA (2015-present)
Governor General of Festivities and Shenanigans - Clary & Cimermanis Little Free Library (2016-present)
Director, Choreographer, & Arts Educator - Groton School (2015-present)
Mentor - NACHMO Boston (2019-present)
Mentor - Luminarium’s 24hr ChoreoFest (2019-present)
Teaching Faculty - OnStage Dance Company (2019-2020)
Awards: 
2020 Malden LCC Grant
2020 Medford LCC Grant
2019 Malden LCC Grant
2019 Medford LCC Grant
2018 Medford LCC Grant

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$10,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Dance
Media
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$50
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000