Nichole Belden

Nichole was born in Guangdong China and grew up in Canton, Ohio where she trained with the Canton Ballet for 13 years. Nichole completed her training as a year-round student at CPYB from 2018-2019 before residing as a trainee with the American Repertory Ballet from 2019-2021. While at CPYB she also had the honor of performing in George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” in both corps and demi-soloist roles including: Snow, Flowers, Candy Cane, and Marzipan. During her time at ARB she had the opportunity to perform in the company’s production of Kirk Petersons Beauty and the Beast, The Nutcracker, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle. During this past year Nichole trained under Sean Stewart and participated in various ballet competitions where she placed Top 12 ADCIBC Contemporary Senior Division, Top 12 Universal Ballet Competition Classical Senior Division, and Top 12 YAGP Classical Senior Division. Aside from ballet Nichole also enjoys photography as she will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of her photography business NBee Photography.