Profile Type: Artist
Nicole Harris

Nicole Harris Nicole is the Engagement Director and Board President 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 and is the Tour Coordinator for Luminarium Dance in Boston, 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 series 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.      


I Have Worked With

  • Nicole is the Engagement Director, co-founder and board president of Monkeyhouse, a Boston based non-profit dedicated to connecting communities to choreography.

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

  • Artist

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Malden, MA 02148
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Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
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Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Media - Marketing / Advertising
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Musical
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Fiber
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Paper
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General Public
School Groups
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Artist (Individual)
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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
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