Born in Cirencester, Nicholas trained at the Australian Ballet School. Nicholas' favourite roles to date include Sancho Panza in Don Quixote (Australian Ballet) and Puss in Boots in The Sleeping Beauty (Stanton Welsh). Nicholas joined Scottish Ballet in 2012.
Since joining Scottish Ballet, Nicholas has performed in Martin Lawrance’s Run For It, Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, Kristen McNally’s Foibles, Christopher Hampson’s Silhouette, Peter Darrell’s Five Rückert Songs and Cheri, Sophie Laplane’s Oxymore, Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations, Christopher Hampson’s Hansel & Gretel and Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo & Juliet.
Why did you become a dancer?
I started to take ballet classes after seeing Angel Corella perform as a guest in Trilogy with the Australian Ballet. He did a pirouette that accidentally finished to the back on balance, turned his head to the audience and raised an eyebrow at us. The crowd went crazy! Ever since then I've wanted to dance just like him, with that same connection with audiences.
See Nicholas in our rehearsal webcast for Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling.