About

Backstage at NEAD Nutcracker 2019
Photograph by Amédée Maggard

Nicole Roque grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and has a background in classical ballet. She was a student with the Connecticut Ballet, The Ballet Class in Rye, New York, and also attended a summer intensive with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

After graduating in 2004 from Duquesne University, she joined the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant and was stationed overseas at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Nicole took her first sewing class at Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT and what was once a hobby, is now her passion. After taking design, patternmaking, and color theory classes at the Art Institute of New York City, Nicole has come full-circle and answered her calling to classical ballet.

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
Professional Dancers and Students from:

American Ballet Theatre
New York City Ballet

Ballet Academy East
Ellison Ballet
The International City School of Ballet
Master Ballet Academy

PAST & PRESENT COLLABORATIONS

Academy of N E B C O
Academy of New England Ballet Company

F A B T
French-American Ballet Theatre

G B A
Greenwich Ballet Academy

H.O.P.E.
Rhythmic Gymnastics

N E A D
New England Academy of Dance

N M Y B
Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet

R D C
Rockwell Dance Center


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

OWNER/SOLE PROPRIETOR
Made by Nicole Elaine, Mount Vernon, NY   September 2011-Present

  • Tutu design, construction, alterations, embellishment
  • Leotard/contemporary costume construction
  • Sloper and pattern drafting
  • Commission pieces including bridal gown, women’s evening wear, Communion dress

CLIENTS/EXPERIENCE
N E A D, Costume Mistress, New Canaan, CT  June 2019-Present

  • Repair, refurbish, alter and launder costume inventory
  • Draft and construct new costumes under guidance of Artistic Directors
  • Assist backstage during student and company performances

Ballet des Amériques, Costume Mistress, Port Chester, NY   December 2014-December 2016

  • Repair, refurbish, alter and launder costume inventory
  • Draft and construct new costumes under guidance of Artistic Director
  • Assist backstage during student and company performances

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