Nicole Ohr is a professional tap dancer based in NYC. She was the Tap Dance Captain of Undertoe Dance Project and Mazel Toes Dance Company and has also performed with Boston Tap Company. She's had the opportunity of working with choreographers such as Felipe Galganni, Jared Grimes and Max Pollak, along with performing in shows such as Broadway Underground at B.B. King’s, the Main Event, Tap and Song and Rhythm in Motion at Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow, and The PULSE on Tour . You can find Nicole tapping in the Step Up 3D Broadway Dance Center’s promotional video, Jason Janas' upcoming instructional DVD, Aaron Tolson's Solepower promo video and in a So Danca article which featured an interview with Nicole. As a choreographer, Nicole has had her work presented at the Undertoe Dance New York Season, The Astoria Dance Festival, Jared Grimes' Run The Night and Justin Boccitto's Choreographer's Canvas, Dance Astoria, Choreographers' Collective and Queensboro Dance Festival. She is also the co-producer of Dance Astoria, a dance festival held annually at Bohemian Hall. As a teacher, she has had the opportunity to assist Barbara Duffy at Tap City (NY City Tap Festival) and is currently working as a dance Instructor and choreographer (various styles) in Connecticut and throughout the NYC area along with being a teaching artist for the Joffrey Ballet Miami Summer Intensive, for Undertoe Dance Company's Tappy Hour® and a sub at Peridance, Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.
Questions, answers, notes and more.
Q:From your experience what is the hardest and easiest thing
about dancing in general?
A: The hardest thing about dancing is not getting discouraged
or frustrated when making mistakes. The easiest thing about dancing
is finding the love in it everyday.
Q: What do you think is one of the most important things about
dancing, and what do you think makes a good dancer?
A: The most important part about dancing is being yourself and
reflecting what you feel when you perform. That's what also makes
a good dancer; being in the moment and expressing your true inner
Q: What is one of your favorite things about dancing?
A: My favorite thing about dancing is that it's an outlet for everything
Q: What style of dance(s) do you dance?
A: I dance Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Tap Dance.
Q: What is your favorite style of dance and why?
A: My favorite style is Tap Dance. I love making music.
Q: What is one of your favorite things about performing?
A: What I love about performing is the intense energy onstage between
the performers and the audience.
Q: There is a lot of competition in the industry, what advice
would you give to someone to better themselves, and to cope with
the competition and negativity as a dancer and performer?
A: There is a lot of competition out there and always someone who
you feel is better. Instead of being discouraged, let these people
inspire you to become better and try to learn from them.
Q: In your own words, phases, sentences, or paragraphs, give
me a description on how you can inspirer someone that wants to be
a dancer and performer?
A: Just stay focused and never let others get the best of you.
If you want it, put in all your effort and heart to get it.