Nicole received a BCA in Dance from UNC-Charlotte. While at UNCC, Nicole was captain of the top five nationally ranked Division 1 cheerleading team and a performer with the Charlotte Dance Ensemble. Nicole's love for sports and dancing took her to the NBA for four years and the NFL for 12 seasons. In her tenure with the Carolina Panthers, Nicole was the choreographer of the TopCats for eight years and was a Pro Bowl Cheerleader. Nicole was a member of the United States Gymnastics Federation and USA Gymnastics. She has been teaching dance and acrobatics for 23 years.