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Ms. Nicole Camille Douglass Burrell
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Nicole Camille Douglass Burrell, a native Detroiter, began dancing at an early age at her elementary school, Eastside Vicariate. She continued on to Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School, a Detroit Public School, where her passion for dance was nurtured by her beloved teacher and now friend, Ms. Deborah Kirkland. Upon graduating King High School, Nicole went on to pursue her dance training at Western Michigan University, ultimately transferring after 2 years to Wayne State University. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Teaching Certification in the field of Dance Education, with a minor in Physical Education, and a Master of Education Degree in the field of Educational Administration / Leadership.
Nicole has taught dance to various students around the city. Upon receiving her degree and certification, she went on to teach high school dance at the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences. After four years, she transitioned to the Detroit School of Arts, a Detroit Public Schools high school within the heart of the city designed to enhance and promote the fine & performing arts of its students.
Nicole has danced in many venues around the city of Detroit, as well as across the nation. In addition to being an avid member of the Wayne State University Dance Company while she was in attendance, Nicole has danced for the Detroit-Windsor Dance Company, the City-Wide Productions Dance Company, and the play “Perilous Times”. Nicole was the business manager and dancer for the CounterGroove Dance Company, and has performed by request for churches, sororities, charities, business organizations, and various social events. She has also danced for the John Wesley A.M.E Zion Church Dance Ministry and PG Institute’s Detroit Dance Legacy.
Nicole currently resides in the city of Southfield, with her 2 sons, Ian (age 14), Kyron II (age 4), and her Fiance’, Kyron. Recently, she was hired as the Assistant Principal at the Detroit School of Arts. She hopes that she is positively touching the lives of students and giving back to the same community that aided her in her current success.