Nicole was born, raised, and educated in the Philippines, where she had a long professional career in dance. In 1993, she came to New York and continued to dance professionally with companies such as Connecticut Ballet, Ballet New York, Tampa Ballet and Ballet Memphis, where she was principal dancer. Prior to taking her Pilates certification, Nicole trained under Sonia Orevillo who meticulously instilled her vast knowledge of the art of Pilates. In 2010, Nicole received her certification through the authentic studio, True Pilates. *CFM instructor since 2011.