BIO

About Nichol Mason Lazenby

Los Angeles-based choreographer Nichol Mason Lazenby graduated from California State University of Long Beach with a BFA in Dance. She went on to dance professionally with LA Contemporary Dance Company.

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Contemporary Dance Company, Los Angeles Movement Arts, Coachella Valley Repertory Theater, The University of Arizona, Pima Community College, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Creighton University and Omaha Dance Project have presented Nichol’s choreography.

She holds a Pilates Certification through Body Arts and Science International, Certificate in College Teaching and MFA degree in Dance/Choreography from The University of Arizona.

Before relocating to Omaha, Nichol was Dance Faculty at The University of Arizona and Pima Community Colleges where she taught an array of disciplines from modern and jazz technique, choreography, improvisation, as well as dance conditioning.

Currently, Nichol is an Artist in Residence at The University of Nebraska Lincoln and is a Guest Choreographer at Creighton University. She also teaches at Omaha Academy of Ballet and Prairie Life Fitness.

SELECTED

Curriculum Vitae

CHRONOLOGY OF EDUCATION

MFA, School of Dance, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BFA, Dance Department, California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

College Teaching Certificate, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

BASI Pilates Certification, Body Arts and Science International, Long Beach, CA

Major Fields: Modern, Contemporary Modern, and Jazz Dance, Choreography, Performance, Improvisation, Anatomy, Pilates and Dance Conditioning

RESIDENCIES

2014

University of Nebraska -- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

DIRECTING/TEACHING

2015-present

Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2014-present

Guest Choreographer, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Guest Choreographer, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Choreographer, Omaha Dance Project, Omaha, NE

Dance and Pilates Instructor, Omaha Academy of Ballet, Omaha, NE

Pilates and Barre Instructor, Prairie Life Fitness, Omaha, NE

2012-2014

Adjunct Dance Professor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Adjunct Dance Professor, Pima Community Colleges, Tucson, AZ

2009-2011

Dance Instructor, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

CHOREOGRAPHY

2015

The Weight We Carry, Sokol Auditorium, Omaha, NE July 11

Strange Mercy, Motion 41 Encore Dance Space, Omaha, NE May 9

Off Guard, premiered 2011, Motion 41 Encore Dance Space, Omaha, NE May 9

Bright Side, premiered 2011, Johnny Carson Theater, Omaha, NE April 16-19

Surrender, premiered 2013, Jewish Community Center Theatre, Omaha, NE March 6-8

Off Guard, premiered 2011, Jewish Community Center Theatre, Omaha, NE March 6-8

2014

A Nightmare’s Holiday, Lied Education Center for the Arts, Omaha, NE December 4-6

Set Free, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ May 12-14

Gone Tomorrow, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ May 12-14

2013

Surrender, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ December 12-14

Kill of The Night, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ December 12-14

As You Are Now, We Once Were, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ May 9-11

2012

Twisting Juniper, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ December 6-8

Un jour et une nuit à Paris, Center for the Arts, Tucson, AZ December 6-8

Animus, premiered 2008, Brockus Dance Space, Los Angeles, CA May 13

Animus, premiered 2008, Cochella Valley Repertory Theater, Palm Desert, CA March 07

2011

Red Handed, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

Off Guard, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

In the Middle, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

Far Between, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

Up in You, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

Bright Side, Stevie Eller Dance Theater, Tucson, AZ November 3

PERFORMANCE

2015-present: tbd Dance Collective, Omaha, NE

2013: Artifact Dance Project, Tucson, AZ

2009-2011: UA Dance Ensemble, Tucson, AZ

2007-2009: LA Contemporary Dance Company, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS (select list)

2015

Winner of OMAHAgraphy Choreography Competition, Encore Dance Space, Omaha, NE

2011

Medici Summer Scholarship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Graduate Fellowship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2010

Graduate Fellowship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

College of Fine Arts Grant, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Medici Summer Scholarship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Invited Performer, Young Choreographers Festival, Symphony Space, NY, NY

Invited Choreographer, Los Angeles Movement Arts, The Diavolo Space, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Graduate Tuition Scholarship, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

2006

Fine Arts Affiliate Scholarship, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA