My love affair with Fusion Belly dance began in 2006. I attended weekly Egyptian Belly dance classes, completely dedicated to practicing new moves so meticulously that I could shimmy in my sleep. At the end of the class series, my instructor introduced a young woman who was "going to show us a very different side of Belly dance", with a style called Tribal Fusion. Within moments of the music starting, I was captivated and in awe. Her strong isolations, intense stage presence, and slow, slinky movements were mesmerizing. Like being struck by lightening, I knew that I wanted to learn how to move like that.

Nicole is currently not instructing any classes.