Meet Soloist

Nicola Curry

Introducing Nicola

Nicola Curry grew up in Colorado Springs, USA. At the age of 14, she moved to Toronto to train at Canada’s National Ballet School, where she was awarded the Erik Bruhn Memorial Award for Excellence in Ballet. At the age of 18, Nicola moved to New York City to join American Ballet Theatre, where she danced for ten years. While at ABT, she performed featured roles such as Hermia in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream, a Big Swan in Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake, Her Stepsister in James Kudelka’s Cinderella, Lady Capulet in Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet, and Tall Pas d’Action in Natalia Makarova’s La Bayadère, along with a variety of other featured roles in ballets by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, John Neumeier and Alexei Ratmansky. She has toured extensively around the world with ABT to Moscow, Muscat Oman, Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul, Taipei and numerous cities around the United States. She joined The Australian Ballet in 2015 and was promoted to soloist in 2017.

repertoire highlights

  • The Queen of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© 2017
  • The Lilac Fairy and Fairy of Grace in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2017, 2015
  • Bronislava Nijinsky in John Neumeier's Nijinsky 2016
  • Lead Swan and Spanish Dancer in Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake 2016
  • William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated 2016
  • Stomper in Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room 2015
Nicola Curry in William Forsythe's In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated. Photography Jeff Busby

professional accolades

Guest Appearances

  • Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, The Australian Ballet Regional Tour 2016

Awards

  • Telstra Ballet Dancer Award nominee 2016

You may not know

Nicola is a qualified Pilates instructor. She can also been seen performing in the ballet class scenes in the 2010 Oscar Award-winning film Black Swan.