Nicole von Arx was born in England and grew up in both Hong Kong and Switzerland. Her performance career led her to becoming a soloist at the Royal Opera House in London and Chicago Lyric Opera while dancing for Jasmin Vardimon. She’s worked for Carte Blanche (NO), Company XIV, Loni Landon, Romeo Castellucci’s Democracy in America, and Bryan Arias. She is the 2022 Dance Initiative Artist in Resident, 2020 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, 2018 STUFFED Artist in Residence at Judson Church, and 2017 Dance Gallery Level UP Artist in Resident. Nicole has most recently worked with Stanford University, The Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, The Ace Hotel, The Yard, Showfields, as well as brands like V Magazine, K-Way, Target and Kate Spade. Nicole von Arx creates under the name NVA & Guests. More info at


Nicole von Arx offers an advance level dynamic contemporary class that incorporates elements of floor work, yoga, improvisation, and her latest choreography research. She encourages you to embrace physical and emotional effort, and explore the extent of your body and mind’s capacity. Her warm-up is a series of challenging exercises focusing on isolating, strengthening, aligning and balancing the body. This will lead into improvisation tasks emphasizing sensation, timing and space. The class culminates in a complex phrase work allowing dancers to discover Nicole’s movement vocabulary and musicality.

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