Nicole Bealand is a dance educator with over 35 years of dance experience. She was classically trained in ballet, and received her beginning instruction in Vermont under the direction of Sherry Adams. She has studied with Hartford Ballet under the direction of Michael Uthoff and Enid Lynn, Pennsylvania Ballet under the direction of Bo and Stephanie Spassoff, University of the Arts, the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College with Bettijane Sills and Rosanna Seravalli, and Westside Ballet in Santa Monica, CA under the direction of Yvonne Mounsey. She danced professionally with Vermont Chamber Ballet and Ballet New England, and has performed with Berkshire Ballet, Hartford Ballet, and Seacoast Repertory Theatre. In addition, she has extensive training in jazz, modern, and contemporary dance as well as musical theater.
Since 2016 she has dedicated herself to teaching dance. While living in Indiana, she was Owner, Head Instructor, and Choreographer of a dance center that provided the community with a place to learn dance, reconnect with their dance past, or continue their dance journey. During the summer of 2021 she relocated to Baltimore. She continues her passion for teaching, offering many dance workshops throughout the area, and is delighted to be part of the Peabody Preparatory faculty.
Bealand is also a certified massage therapist. She worked in the field for 7 years, with a focus on injury prevention, aiding the healing process, and tension release. She incorporates her knowledge and understanding of the body’s muscular system and biomechanics into her teaching.