Ms. "Nicole" Cote
Starting at the early age of 8, Nicole registered for a single Jazz
Class at a local dance studio in New York. After 4 years of studying
jazz classes, she then moved to Florida with her family to a local town
called Palm Bay. Growing a passion for dance, she desperately searched
for a new dance school to continue her dancing career. Se began dancing
with "Patricia's School of Dance" under the direction of Patricia
Snellman and Kim Cole. She has made many wonderful accomplishments throughout
her dancing career that she will never forget. Nicole Cote was competing
at age 14 with solos, duets, and small groups and has received many
first place and even high score awards for tap, ballet, lyrical, and
jazz. Not only dancing for awards, Nicole has also performed at such
exhibits as the "Melbourne Arts Festivals" and local Florida
Pageants. Se has also danced with professionals from Broadway.
Even though Nicole has stayed busy competing
and performing locally, she was offered a teachers assistant position
and soon began teaching on her own. She became a full-time dance instructor
for "Patricia's School of Dance" for 3 years and then became
a full-time instructor for "Kim Cole Dance Studio" for 8 years.
She has had the privilege of teaching her competition team choreography
that has been awarded first place and platinum awards throughout the
state of Florida. Teaching from ages 2-adult for 11 years has taught
Ms. Nicole the tricks of the trades of becoming a successful dance
Now, Nicole Cote has had the opportunity
of becoming a Director of her own school. Ms. Nicole has decided to
stick with her lifelong passion of dance for many years to come. She
will continue to direct, instruct, dance, and manage "Nicole Cote
School of Dance" and continue to attend dance conventions and competitions
around the state of Florida to gain better knowledge that she can pass
down to her students for years to come.
Ms. Nicole Cote has received her "Bachelors
in Arts" degree from the University of Central Florida, received her Certification in Dance from "Dance Masters" in October 2006, and is currently working on her masters degree in Leadership & Management from Webster University.
Brianna has been dancing since the time she
was seven years old and now at the age of twenty she continues her love
for dance. Brianna has danced at a number of studios in Palm Bay and
Melbourne and has competed with various Jazz, Hip Hop, and Lyrical teams
Some awards that she has won include platinum, high gold, gold and silver
medals in all three areas of dance. Her favorite and most skilled area
of dance is hip hop, along with training in break-dancing.
While in school she has held titles of captain,
co-captain and choreographer for the West Shore Perfections Dance Team
winning for best choreography and style. Brianna was also a member of
the Brevard Community College hip hop dance team performing at college
basketball games here in Brevard County. She is currently the Drama
Dance Ministry director at her local church, traveling with her dance
team to various talent competitions throughout the state of Florida.
She is also the director of a youth hip hop outreach program in Palm
Bay for the past year and a half. Brianna will continue dancing for
as long as she can and is looking forward to what her dancing career
I began my dance career at the age of 4 in Pennsylvania at the “Thomas Kovaleski Dance Academy.” There I studied tap and ballet for 4 years and performed twice a year in their annual performances. We also performed at their local fairs each year and in their annual October “Halloween” parade. At the age of 8, I relocated to Florida where I looked for a dance studio that would enhance my dance experience and my knowledge. I registered for 3 classes and by the following season I was participating in an unlimited amount of dance classes. Finding myself wanting to learn more of the art of dance I started assisting classes 6 days a week and soon became a full time teacher. I have choreographed routines that have won myself a spot with reputable talent agencies. I also have taken training at local gymnastic studios to better my flexibility and acrobatics while attending dance classes at Brevard Community College on a full dance scholarship.
Since then I have performed at local malls, fairs, colleges, and have competed in several regional competitions including Showstoppers, Starpower, and International Dance Challenge receiving Platinum, gold, and silver overall first place and high score awards. In late July of 2010 , I completed my teaching certification in ballet with “Dance Masters of America” and became a certified Dance Instructor.
I am always trying to expand my knowledge of dance and hope to one day own my own school. My future is in dance education and I can't get enough of it.
Jessica started dancing during her elementary school years after trying out for soccer and gymnastics. She began attending dance class with a friend in second grade at Kim Cole Dance Studio and has danced ever since. After her first year, she found a passion for dancing and became more involved with the studio by taking classes in jazz, lyrical, ballet and hip hop. Once Jessica reached middle school she set her sights on becoming a part of the school's young dance team as well as continuing at her dance studio. She joined Central Middle School Highsteppers in seventh grade and began dancing competitively with the team, traveling throughout Florida. During Eighth grade, Jessica became captain of the Central Middle School Highsteppers and competed on the National level at Disney's Wide World of Sports in 2005. Once Jessica became a freshman at Melbourne High School, she joined Nicole Cote School of Dance's first ever competition team and was very excited to become more a part of the studio she has grown up with. She attended Tremaine dance convention, learning new styles of dance and choreography with the team and competed in numerous competitions under the instruction of Nicole Cote. Jessica continued to dance throughout her high school years and after graduation, was given the opportunity to become an assistant teacher in 2009 at Nicole Cote School of Dance.
In addition to teaching dance, Jessica attending UCF to become an elementary school teacher. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree and has graduated with an AA degree from Brevard Community College. Jessica is delighted to share a passion for dance with students of all ages at Nicole Cote School of Dance. She is very excited to be an instructor for the studio she has been with for eleven years and looks forward to every new year of teaching at Nicole Cote School of Dance.
Katie began dancing at the early age of five taking classes at Kim Coles Dance Studio. She originally began taking classes to follow in her sister's footsteps of wanting to become a dancer. After her sister decided dancing wasn't for her, Katie couldn't be pulled away from it. After taking a few years of classes Katie knew that she wanted to do more, and she began to take more classes such as jazz, lyrical and ballet. Now eleven years later Katie is still dancing, but she has expanded the types of styles such as ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, tap and pointe. Katie started to help in classes about four years ago, helping Ms. Briana on Fridays. Ever since helping in those classes Katie knew that she wanted to be a dance instructor when she got older. Now not only does she still assist Ms. Briana in Friday classes, she also assists all of the other instructors sometime throughout the week. Katie also takes classes herself, and is at the studio every single day to either assist, take classes or teach. Katie loves to attend dance conventions and has been to both Pulse and Tremaine multiple times being taught by well known choreographers such as Mia Michaels from So You Think You Can Dance. In 2006 Katie joined the first ever Nicole Cote School of Dance competition team, then she joined it again in 2007. After taking a two year break from it, she tried out again for the 2010 year making the team once again as a senior dancer. She has performed with both groups and with a solo throughout her few competition years. During these years Katie, or the group she was in, has won awards such as gold and platinum trophies. As well as for her solo placing 6th place overall in her division as well as being an overall grand champion in her division. As of now Katie can't wait to be able to pass her excitement and passion of dance to every student she can. She is extremely excited to become an instructor and can't wait to be able to begin her first year teaching.
Eldrin's first dance experience came as a young kid trying to copy choreography from music videos of top performers like Micheal Jackson and Janet Jackson. As he got older, Eldrin began to pick up popular Atlantic dance trends. When he was a senior in high school, his passion for dance grew to more than just a hobby. Getting Involved in his high school musical theater program and Latin dance club. Eldrin began choreographing dances for the students participating in these programs. After high school, Eldrin began traveling around central Florida and has taken classes from world famous choreographers in hip hop and other styles of dance. Eldrin started taking classes at Nicole Cote School of Dance where he became an assistant dance teacher and his passion for dance not only flourished but has become a permanent motivator in his life as he pulls out of others the desire and joy to perfect the craft of dance.