➤Performs/Choreographs collaborative dance video projects, FIREand DREAMS
➤Performs in PUBLIC DISPLAYS dance video with Unique New York Productions
➤Shoots Bourbon & Bliss Music video LIKE YOU DO with On The Rocks Films, as an enthusiastic party goer.
➤Performs in THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Carolina Theatre, as the comedic mersister, Adella.
➤Launches ZENREDNYC.COM, Community Building Through Shared Passions and Story
➤Books spot on Michelle Gomez’s comedic new Web Series,HEATHERS AMERICAN MEDICINE as a clueless American seeking advice.
➤Shoots The Null Collective Short Film, JUST A COPY as Megan, a mother dealing with her clone son.
➤Current Print/online model for GREATSOLES.COM
Previously on Nikól Peterman:
➤Danced in Rockette style corporate event at the Westin Times Square for UNIQUE NEW YORK PRODUCTIONS.
➤Performed in Buglisi Dance Theatre’s TABLE OF SILENCE at Lincoln Center.
➤Booked a national NBC commercial for the “Ellen Show”. Look for her as a comically deflated wife, whose dreams of a perfect date night are shattered by a flat tire.
…was brought up on military bases all over America and Europe, her childhood full of violin lessons, horse-back riding, handbells, choir, and spinning around her living room with abandon. When she wasn’t enjoying a Belgian waffle, or English tea, she fell in love with the arts, and choreographed her friends during outdoor recess. In high school, she donned her pointe shoes as the wacky Essie in You Can’t Take It With You, and was hooked.
Nikól received a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance Minor at PSU, performing in main stage musicals, experimental new works, and with Allied Motion Dance Co. She also choreographed contemporary and musical theatre pieces for Orchesis Dance Co., the Penn State Thespians, PSU Opera Workshop, and Outlaw Theatre. Upon graduation, New York became her home. She has kicked high as a Radio City Rockette, covered the Mistress on the 25th Anniversary Evita Tour, taken charge as Ellie in Showboat, amused audiences as Barb in Romance Romance, and seduced as Lola in Damn Yankees, to name a few. Nikól has performed in concerts and industrials with Lincoln Center, honoring Sondheim, and Disney, and has been seen nationally in commercials for Broadway.com and NBC’s Ellen Show. She models for GreatSoles.com, and enjoys playing mothers in short films.
Continuing her love of collaboration, Nikól’s choreographic work has been seen in Regional theatres like Casa Mañana, and in the NYC with The Foolish Theatre Co. After a truly inspiring SSDC Observership with Susan Stroman on The Scottsboro Boys, she became a SDC Associate. Nikól has judged national dance competitions, taught musical theatre master classes, and co-run the theatre department at an all girls camp.
Nikól loves Zen, yoga, nature, and writing. Follow her onTwitter @ZenRedNYC
Ellen Commercial: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7m169vjsstmbnwd/Ellen30_H264.mov?dl=0
…on TELLING A STORY:
I have always loved the power of theatre. There is an unknown potential in telling a story through words, music, or dance. There is a power to movement. It can communicate emotion not possible through words, and be embodied by all ages and levels. When combined with the doings of acting, and the auditory height of music, this combination is true theatrical magic. I believe movement should serve the piece, and heighten the through-line. There is a discovery with each show, and a unique journey waiting for all involved. I love this process, the excitement of creation, and revel in the experiment of how the story can most effectively be told. That anticipation is my lifeblood.
…on working as an SDC Observer with SUSAN STROMAN:
My role as an Observer quickly blurred into company member as I learned the show. I assisted in teaching choreography, filled in for actors when they weren’t there, and even helped a cast member learn how to play a violin.
As we moved into the Vineyard and technical elements were added, I assisted the dance captain in organizing his book. Despite this amazing opportunity to work with Stroman, the true gift came in witnessing the ego-free process. There was a beautiful trust and love for collaboration between them. “The Scottsboro Boys” re-emphasized the importance of new works. As a rising choreographer, I left this Observership inspired, and better yet, excited and encouraged to create.
Song “Fiya” performed/written by Tune-Yards
Directed/Choreographed by: Nikol Peterman
Dancers/Collaborators: Caitlin Cannon, Alison Chi, and Nikol Peterman
Filmed by: Gregg Monteith
“What Does Fire Mean to You?”
Dreams from Nikol Peterman
“I Dream Too Much” by The Melachrino Strings
“All I Do is Dream of You” by Ronald Binge and his Orchestra
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