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Nicole Klaymoon, Dance Instructor and Choreographer.

Nicole is the Artistic Director-Founder of the acclaimed EMBODIMENT PROJECT, a dance company, which creates public performances incorporating street dance, live song, choreo-poetry, theater, and interactive video to express poignant social justice narratives. Dance magazine contributing editor Rita Felciano called Embodiment Project one of the Bay Area's, "ten companies and artists who challenged expectations and unveiled surprises...in 2012." Nicole's company performs at numerous festivals including, Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Left Coast Leaning Festival, ODC's Walking the Distance Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Green Show, and various venues and events across the country and Europe including the Hip-Hop Theater Festival in New York and DC, Miami Project Hip-Hop, Illadelph Legends of Hip-Hop Festival in Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Nicole's company has also partnered with G.R.A.C.E Africa to facilitate a performance training in Embu, Kenya to promote self-awareness, healing, and empowerment through education around the HIV/AIDS virus, sponsored by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Daedalus Project. Nicole is currently is on the faculty in the dance department at Marin Academy, and hosts the REBIRTH, a street dance event sponsored by Ford Foundation and La Peña Cultural Center. She teaches community dance classes at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. Nicole received a B.A. in dance from UCLA.