Nicole Philippidis: Choreographer
New York City
What Moves You?
“An older couple sitting silently on a bench, a musician on a crowded train platform, a passionate argument amongst strangers, strong wind on a winter’s day, the raw, creative, boundless energy I see in my son.”
Photo Credits: Jaqlin Medlock (top two), Steven Schreiber (bottom left), Jennifer Klein
Nicole Philippidis is the Choreographer and Artistic Director of 277 Dance Project. Throughout her professional dance training, she has intensely studied Limón and Cunningham technique, as well as Simonson Jazz. She has danced with choreographers Geraldine Cardiel, Alan Danielson, and Deborah Santos, all of who have greatly influenced her unique movement style. Apart from her passion for dance and choreography, she is also an active filmmaker. Nicole’s work has been presented at Dixon Place, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, Westchester Arts Exchange, Westchester Music Hall, Purchase College, Dance New Amsterdam, DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub, DanceNOW RAW, Inception to Exhibition Festival, Reverb/Steps Festival, Wave Rising Series, Cool NY Festival, and ITE/Bryant Park Dance Festival. Nicole holds a BFA degree in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College, where she was a recipient of a competitive four-year Dance Scholarship, and a MS in Education from City College, where she was awarded a Teaching Fellowship. She is an accomplished dance teacher who has taught dance technique and composition throughout New York City and performed lecture demonstrations and dance residencies for numerous institutions.