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A native of Portland, OR, Adele Nickel trained with Oregon Ballet Theater and The San Francisco Ballet before moving to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance. There she worked with Annie-B Parson, Sarah Michelson and Patrick Corbin, among others, and as a member of the Liz Gerring Dance Company (2007 – 2015) was featured in several evening-length works, including the Bessie-nominated Glacier. 


Adele is an AmSAT-certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and has taught somatics and embodied anatomy at Movement Research, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Riverside Initiative for the Alexander Technique. She holds a B.A. in writing from the New School and an MFA in Dance from the University of Washington. She has also written about dance for The Village Voice.


Adele is currently a visiting assistant professor at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 


Photo: Steve Korn

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