Nicole Quenelle is an interdisciplinary artist (theater/writing/visual art) and freelance writer/creative consultant. She works with other independent artists and performance collectives; teaches movement practices, writing approaches, and theater techniques to performers and non-performers; and consults for businesses and government organizations.
Currently based in Philadelphia, PA, Nicole spent 10 years performing with regional theater companies in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina before training in Lecoq-based physical theater in Florence, Italy. She was a company member of Durham, NC’s Little Green Pig for seven years, with which she performed and collaborated on many original works and adaptations--originating with Shakespeare, Beckett, Dostoyevsky, Goethe, and others--and transforming them into reimagined works by the company in traditional theater spaces and site-specific locations. She also collaborated on devised and adapted works with Durham/Pittsburgh-based Dog & Pony Show and other experimental companies, and performed regionally with the American Dance Festival, Manbites Dog Theater, Burning Coal, and others. Now embarking on the next chapter, Nicole is working on writing/consulting for private clients, self-producing her own interdisciplinary work, and pursuing collaborations with other artists.
Nicole has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an MFA equivalent in physical theater from Helikos Scuola Internazionale di Creazione Teatrale in Florence, Italy where her studies included writing/devising, improv, mask, clown, le jeu, and movement analysis with master teachers Giovanni Fusetti, Matteo Destro, Norman Taylor, Amy Russel, and Elizabeth Baron.