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

    CLICK CATEGORIES TO SEE VIDEOS

    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

  • The Opposites Game (Sneak peek!)

    Presenting excerpts from our newest full-length work - The Opposites Game is a series of pairs of dances with opposing themes. The September show will be our first shot out of the gate in preparation for the full production in March 2015.


    Date: September 11-13, 2014

    Time: Shows at 8pm; Thursday, Sept. 11 is VIP night with special programming, bar and refreshments.

    Location: Boston Center for the Arts, Rehearsal Hall A, 539 Tremont St., Boston, MA

    Tickets: Stay tuned. Ticket info coming soon.

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  • Spelling Bee!

    DATE:1st Tuesday of each month

    TIME:10:00pm

    WHERE:Highland Kitchen

    Please join Victor Tiernan and Nicole Pierce for Daedalean spelled words, laughter and fun.

    CURRENTLY FEATURED ON BOSTON.COM


    VOTED BEST BAR GAME BY THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN!


    "Get your logophilic butt over to Highland Kitchen the first Tuesday of each month for Spelling Bee night." ARTSBOSTON.ORG


    "Long-overdue Alternative to Trivia Night." BOSTON MAGAZINE


    RE-LIVE THE DRAMA ON VICTOR'S BEE BLOG!


    Follow EgoArt on Facebook for Spelling Bee Updates.

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  • Spelling Bee!

    DATE:1st Tuesday of each month

    TIME:10:00pm

    WHERE:Highland Kitchen

    Please join Victor Tiernan and Nicole Pierce for Daedalean spelled words, laughter and fun.

    CURRENTLY FEATURED ON BOSTON.COM


    VOTED BEST BAR GAME BY THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN!


    "Get your logophilic butt over to Highland Kitchen the first Tuesday of each month for Spelling Bee night." ARTSBOSTON.ORG


    "Long-overdue Alternative to Trivia Night." BOSTON MAGAZINE


    RE-LIVE THE DRAMA ON VICTOR'S BEE BLOG!


    Follow EgoArt on Facebook for Spelling Bee Updates.

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learn

  • Teaching Is In Our DNA

    Nicole offers an ongoing Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique class every Thursday evening 6:00-7:30pm at Green Street Studios with LIVE MUSIC! Class cards available at a discounted price. Drop-ins welcome.

    We also offer private classes - Please send me an email to inquire about availability and prices

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  • I teach piano at my home or yours

    I teach a hybrid blend of Suzuki and traditional methods to both children and adults. I specialize in classical piano, but I can also help with basic music theory, improvisation and popular styles.

    Please send me an email to inquire about availability and prices

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  • 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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connect

    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.