about

  • EgoArt, Inc. creates and presents out of the ordinary contemporary dance theater and makes dance-going an active, visceral experience.

    Photo credit: Victor Tiernan

  • NICOLE PIERCE is a dancer, choreographer, pianist and teacher. She founded EgoArt, Inc. in 1999 to pursue a consummate and provocative way to combine dance with other mediums. She has created over 30 dance works for her company and maintains an active freelance career as a dancer in the Boston area.

    She works also as an installation artist and creates environments for dance and other live events that incorporate sculpture, video and sound design. Pierce is also known for her comedic spoken monologues that skirt the line between story-telling and standup comedy.

    Pierce is an active teacher of both music and dance. She has conducted master classes in dance technique at Harvard University, Tufts University, Salem State College and College of the Holy Cross to name a few. She teaches classical piano to children and adults, and maintains a private practice in the Boston area. Pierce serves on the dance faculties of Emerson College, Salem State University and Green Street Studios. She holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in the SIM program (Studio for Interrelated Media).

    “...a beautifully trained dancer and a masterful choreographer, Pierce is an accomplished classical pianist, a champion bartender and a bit of a standup comedian.” --Sara Sweet, Weekly Dig

    Contact me >> nicole *at* egoartinc.com

    Photo credit: Jon Sachs

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work

  • Video is key to my process in terms of documenting work and in creating movement works that are designed specifically for viewing in the video medium.

    My video work falls into three types

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    ONE VIDEO IS NOT ENOUGH - SHOW ME MORE!

  • “While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.” -Dothea Lange

    Photography of dance turns an artwork of four dimensions into a 2D shadow - even so, it can also reveal hidden aspects to the movements I create, and highlight truths that I try to express.

    CLICK TITLES BELOW TO SEE GALLERIES

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ego art news

  • A Celebration of Leonard Cohen in Song, Dance and Poetry

    Nicole returns to Boston to perform a brand spankin' new solo for a tribute to Leonard Cohen at The Armory in Somerville.

    Poets Charles Coe, Richard Waring, and David Gullette (The Poets' Theatre) take us on a journey through the career of Leonard Cohen, exploring the significance behind songs performed by musical guests. Musicians include Tony Trischka, Mark Erelli, Rose Polenzani, Sean Trischka, Dietrich Strause, Jodi Hitzhusen, Jef Charland, Fiona Ostermayer, and Paul Ostermayer (who played in Cohen's band). Special live-mixed animation by Julian Petschek and Tempe Hale. And more special guests!

    DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2017

    TIME: Doors open at 6:00pm, Show at 6:30pm

    WHERE: The Armory 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA

    TIX: Click here


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  • Piano Lessons!

    Your home or mine!

    Recently transplanted to NYC, Nicole is taking new students. Children, Adults, beginning to advanced

    Nicole has over 20 years of experience teaching piano to adults and children. She is equally comfortable working with beginning students to the most advanced and prides herself on her ability to cater to individual needs and learning styles. Her teaching emphasizes listening and musicality in order to cultivate expressive playing and enjoyment. Based in classical music, Nicole incorporates other musical styles to enhance training and increase versatility. Music Theory and Composition are taught through the playing and creation of music rather than through dull and repetitive exercises, however music theory may become a major part of study if the student wishes.

    Please send me an email to inquire about availability and prices

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  • Dance classes ongoing in NYC area.

    Stay tuned for details

    • T-Shirts!

      Our beautiful postcard for The Walk designed by Rain Robertson was such a hit that we decided to make t-shirts out of it. Want one? Let us know and we'll order one up for ya for $20!

      You can see our new t shirt in action, and we mean that - check out this 1-minute video of Nicole working in the studio.

    • We've Got Big Plans

      But we really need your help to make them come true.

      Let’s face it, this is not Dancing With The Stars, and that’s probably one reason you’re here - you’re looking for artistic dance and theater works that challenge the traditional and the cliche.

      Performances that makes your mind dance. We promise you that with all our work.

      Click the 'I heart EgoArt' button below to help us with a tax deductible contribution.

      For more information on how your contribution helps EgoArt, Inc., and our non-profit status, please click here.

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    • We could use a hand....

      Do you have any of these skills?

      • You can lift a broom...
      • You can sand a floor...
      • You have publicity or marketing experience...
      • You're a lawyer with experince working for arts organizations...
      • Social media outreach / blogging...
      • Photography / Video...
      • Fundraising...
      • Web design / coding...

      If so, we could probably use your help on an upcoming show, or on an ongoing basis. Please send us an email and let us know how you think you could help out, and what your availability might be.

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      No Ego Is An Island

      We love connecting with audience and friends via Social Media. Get more updates, see bigger pictures, watch videos, and find out what we’re up to when we’re not dancing.

      Find us around the web by clicking the social media icons above.

      We’ve also got a great big shiny new tumblr blog where myself and the dancers expound on dance in Boston, in general, and anything else that grabs our interest.

      Email us at nicole *at* egoartinc.com.