Nicola Bullock

Dance (MFA)

Nicola Bullock is a Berlin-based artist whose artistic inquiry centers the embodied exploration of identities both authentic and imagined. Through her work, which traverses dance, theater, performance art, writing and film, Nicola seeks to language the invisible forces which shape our bodies, lives and world. Originally from North Carolina, Nicola earned her BA in Psychology and Dance from Barnard College in New York City. She has presented her work at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York; The Latvian Society, Philadelphia; and extensively in North Carolina at institutions including University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; William Peace University, Raleigh; and The Durham Fruit. She has presented her work internationally at Wolf Kino, Berlin, Germany; Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, Germany; Chouftouhonna Feminist Art Festival, Tunis, Tunisia; ViDEOSKiN Festival, Yukon, Canada; Kelim Choreography Center, Bat Yam, Israel; and Circe Experimental Platform for Dance and Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia. Nicola has performed with companies including Fake Company and VECTOR Dance, and with musical acts Sylvan Esso and AnnMarie Fox. She was a founding member of the performance collective The Department of Improvised Dance and the go-go dancing Glossy Naughty Crew. In addition to her creative work, Nicola has produced art events in New York City, Israel and Germany. In Durham, she co-founded community organization DIDA to support local dance-makers and audiences. In 2014, Nicola presented her essay “From Something, to Nothing, to Something Else” at the first Collegium for African Diaspora Dance. Nicola is also an educator and enjoys teaching Pilates, dance and movement classes. 

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