Nicole Philippe

 Photograph by Aerial Dance Chicago

Photograph by Aerial Dance Chicago

My training with Vlad started almost 20 years ago at Vlad’s Dance Company. While attending Point Park University, I had the pleasure to continue working with Vlad in several BTA shows, including Prima Volta, On the Sawdust Trail, and Notre Dame de Paris. Being a part of BTA helped me better prepare for the professional dance world and gain a taste of what it would be like to work in a dance company with artists from various backgrounds. My involvement with BTA has led me to dance for Aerial Dance Chicago; and currently, to perform as a dancer and aerialist with Royal Caribbean. I have spent the last 2 years doing what I love while traveling to over 30 countries. I would recommend BTA for anyone with an interest in the arts. It is a springboard for young, aspiring artists curious for a professional experience, and it is an inspiring journey for anyone involved.

Ryan Bottriell