Nicole Kelsch is originally from Dallas, PA where she trained with Peter and Kristin Degnan at Ballet Northeast. She graduated with a BA in Ballet from Point Park University in Pittsburgh. After graduation, she danced professionally with Columbia City Ballet, Atlanta Festival Ballet and Connecticut Ballet. This is Nicole's eleventh season with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, where she has been featured as Clara and the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, the Firebird in The Firebird, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, as a Principal in Antony Tudor's Continuo, the Principal Couple in Italian Syphonette, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Magdalena in An American Southwest Carmen, Cinderella in Cinderella, Guinevere in Excalibur and Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. In addition, Nicole enjoys working as a rehearsal assistant, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland School Principal, and as a teacher in the faculty.