Nichole Belden is from Canton, Ohio and joined NPB in 2022. She graduated from the Canton Ballet in 2018, danced with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet from 2018 to 2019, and was a trainee with the American Repertory Ballet from 2019 to 2021. Her favorite roles to date include Marzipan in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, a Willi in Giselle, and the Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty. Nichole is currently finishing up her last semester at Academy of Art University with a major in Photography; and is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her photography business NBee Photography. Outside of dancing, you can find Nichole really enjoys traveling.