Nicole Prefontaine

Young Dancers Program

Nicole Prefontaine was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She trained in various styles of ballet, contemporary and character dancing since the age of 9. At age 14, she received a scholarship to train at the San Francisco Ballet School in the USA, under the direction of Patrick Armand. During those years, she performed George Balanchine’s Serenade, as well as company productions of Nutcracker and Coppelia. Following graduation in San Francisco, she joined a company in Montréal, touring across Quebec as a professional dancer. Nicole graduated with distinction from the Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training (Dip) Program and was awarded the Betty Oliphant Award. She holds her Registered Teaching Status with the Royal Academy of Dance and completed additional professional development courses in Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) with the Mark Morris Dance Company, and Dance for Dementia with NBS and Baycrest Hospital.


Fun facts about me: 


Dream job as a kid: My dream job when I was young was to become a dancer.


Favourite travel destination: A couple years ago, I visited Copenhagen, Denmark and since then, it has been my favourite travel destination.


Bucket list item: Currently, one of the many things on my bucket list is to choreograph a full ballet.