Nicole Smith-Alvarez

Pilates Teacher

Artistic Background

Nicole has had the privilege of touring with the national tour of Disney’s The Lion King since 2002, and the Broadway cast as well. During her time touring she embarked on the journey of entering the prestigious Pilates program under the guidance of Romana Kryzanowska at her studio in Arlington, Texas. Nicole holds two certifications as a Pilates instructor and continues to study and fine-tune her craft under the watchful eye of ChaCha Guerrero, her mentor. She also takes pride in her first passion as a dance instructor and continues as an assistant to several choreographers.

History and Training

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York she began her formal dance training at John Dewey H.S. under the artistic guidance of the John Michael Goring and continued her undergraduate work in business management at Long Island University. Nicole is also the recipient of several scholarships to some of the most prestigious dance institutions including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ballet Hispanico. Nicole held the principal dancer position with the Lula Washington Dance Theater and has graced many stages around the world receiving rave reviews by national critics. Nicole credits her professional dance career to numerous companies including; Eleo Pomare Dance Company, Louis Johnson Dance Theater Ensemble and Ballet Hispanico Ensemble.

Stage and Screen

In addition to her dance credits, she is a proud member of Actors Equity Associations since 2002. Her television credits include The World Literacy Crusade, national Pilates Infomercials and her list of awards include the prestigious NAACP Theater Image Award for best choreography, for her work in You Don’t Know Me, an urban musical produced by Tyler Perry.

Nicole's Classes