Nikki Holck was born in Honolulu, Hawaii where she received her initial dance training. She continued her studies on scholarship at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Nikki graduated from Canada’s National Ballet School, where she also completed the Post Secondary Program. Upon graduation, Nikki joined the National Ballet of Canada under the direction of Karen Kain. Nikki has had the opportunity to perform a wide range of classical and contemporary choreography, including works by Igal Perry, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, and Korhan Basaran.
photo by Kokyat
Peridance Capezio Center What did you do over the summer?
Nikki Holck I performed and danced in NY. Went to the beach, took long bike rides, enjoyed time with friends. Went home to Hawaii, enjoyed the sun and the long days.
P.C.C What is your first memory of performing?
N.H. Being onstage with my dance studio in Hawaii and performing a dance inspired by Cat in the Hat in an orange unitard and white tail.
P.C.C What is your favorite snack?
N.H. Kashi cereal and almond milk.
P.C.C What songs are 'most played' on your ipod?
"Picturesof You" by The Cure
"Pitseleh" by Elliott Smith
"Halfa Person" by The Smiths
P.C.C What do you do in New York when you have a day off?
N.H. Days off are rare, but when I get a chance I like to sit by the Hudson River while I write and drink coffee.
P.C.C Do you have any favorite quotes/ words that you live by?
If the heart had a thought it would stop -clarice lispector
Things were somehow so good that they were in danger of becoming very bad because what is fully mature is very close to rotting -Clarice Lispector
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present
- TS Eliot
P.C.C your favorite things
N.H. my journal, good wine, dancing in the rain, the beach at night, family, coffee, friends, the unknown, the tide, the ocean, horizon, challenges, music, thunderstorms, imperfections, art
P.C.C What is your favorite thing about Peridance Contemporary Dance Company?
N.H. Our tight knit group and the opportunity to be so intimately involved in the creative process on a daily basis. A nurturing environment that helps foster and develop young artists.