Nicole Phillips is an interdisciplinary performance artist, who has been performing one woman shows in the Bay Area for 5 years. She has been working with children as a nanny for 8 years. She developed a love for music when she began dance training at age 3. She was the lead djembe drummer in her world music class in high school. She completed a BFA in performance and choreography from the University of Colorado in 2004. Her work has been presented at The University of Colorado and Naropa University (Boulder), The Jack Guidone Theater (Washington, DC), Joe’s Movement Emporium (Maryland), The Torpedo Factory (Virginia), The Subterranean Arthouse (Berkeley), and The Garage (SF). She has taught children creative movement, modern, jazz, ballet, and choreography in Boulder, Maryland, and Washington DC. In Washington, DC she was a teaching artist for City Dance Ensemble’s The Dream Program, and choreography camp at The Smithsonian. She is thrilled that Music Together® brings her back to the classroom where she can share her body as instrument, expanding that to include vocalization and ukulele. Her time spent in Music Together classes as a nanny for the last 5 years has inspired her to give back to this program that has so deeply enriched her nanny career, not to mention her musical development. .
“I met this amazing baby named Seeger (who happens to be named after the folk singer, Pete Seeger). I cared for him for 2 years. He made me feel like I was the best singer in the world. He was my muse, and I wrote him a song about the body. And now I sing it to every child I work with. And that's when I knew I wanted to find a way to share music. I want everyone to feel the joy that comes from singing and song writing. And I'm a clown, so children get me… we have a great time. I feel that life is best lived as a musical. This is a powerful tool to share with parents for day-to-day living. Together we can open the doorway to all learning through music.”