Nicole Pierce is Artistic Director of EgoArt, Inc., a dance-theater company she founded in 1999. She has created over 30 dance works for her company and maintains an active freelance career as a choreographer, teacher and dancer. Pierce's choreographic work is eclectic in nature and explores traditional concert dance, multimedia installation, and theater. Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe called her work "expansive, muscular movement etched with vivid detail."
Pierce is also a classically trained pianist and maintains a private practice teaching piano to children and adults. Much of her choreographic work is musically inspired and generated in direct connection to musical scores brought into the rehearsal process.
Pierce has received fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston Dance Alliance and The Yard among others, and has performed throughout New England and in New York City. Pierce served on the dance faculty of Tufts University, Emerson College, The College of the Holy Cross, The Dance Complex and Green Street Studios and has conducted master classes at many schools and colleges including most recently Harvard University, Gibney Dance and Harkness Dance Center. Pierce choreographed for the BSO's production of The Soldier's Tale under Maestro Charles Dutoit in 2016. She continued her work with classical musicians with the premiere of Sweat, an a cappella opera, that premiered at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY that same year. Some of her most noted works are Requiem, set to the complete score of Mozart's Requiem as well as a series of monologues comprising The Ego Show cycle of which there are 7 parts. A recent transplant to New York City, Pierce is working on a one-woman show. Please visit www.egoartinc.com.