Former dancer of The Australian Ballet

Nicola Curry

About 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

  • Tertulla in Lucas Jervies' Spartacus 2018
  • The Lilac Fairy in David McAllister's The Sleeping Beauty 2018, 2017, 2015
  • Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Maina Gielgud's Giselle 2018
  • The Queen of Hearts in Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland© 2017
  • Bronislava Nijinsky in John Neumeier's Nijinsky 2016
  • Lead Swan 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


  • 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.