Nicole Haskins

Ballet Idaho Trainee Program Director



Life’s motto is “Art is Risk Made Visible.” Nicole has been a professional dancer with Sacramento Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Smuin Contemporary Ballet. She has also done freelance choreographic work for Richmond Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Smuin Contemporary Ballet, Dayton Ballet, National Choreographic Initiative, and Indiana University. She has been the recipient of the New York Choreographic Institute’s Commission Initiative Grant and Fellowship Grant.

Why did you join the Ballet Idaho family?

Ballet gives us a way to express ourselves when words aren’t enough. Dancers and audiences alike can be transported by its beauty and athleticism. There is something magical about the theater and the fleeting nature of performing that is indescribable, but I feel brings us all to be present in the moment and even sometimes feel like time has stopped.

If we were to dance to any song, which one would you choose?

Beethoven String Quartet no.3