Teachers

Nicole Hicken

Nicole's passion for dance began at the age of three.  Coming from a dancing family, she was inspired by her Grandmother and mother to pursue dancing all throughout her childhood.  Over the years Nicole studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, contemporary, clogging and hip hop.  In 2011 she began teaching dance and discovered a wonderful and rewarding experience.  With a background in education, Nicole understands the developmental progression of children.  Her experiences with teaching include: swim team coach, lifeguard training, preschool education, childcare training and substitute teaching for GIPS and GINW.  Nicole has choreographed for the Grand Island Little Theater's production of Chicago (2016) and Clue the musical (2018).  Nicole served as head coach for the Grand Island Central Catholic Lady Crusader Dance Team, while under her direction they won four state championships.  She began the dance studio dream when she was 13, with a small studio in her basement.   With the love and support of her husband, two boys and family; her dream became a reality.

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Lyrical, Acro, Hip Hop, Leaps & Turns, BTJ Combo, Kinder BTJ Combo, Competition Team

Sarah Koch

Sarah has taught dance with Studio N for the past 2 years. She has always had a love of dance ever since she was young. Her passion for dance was reignited watching her oldest daughter dance at Studio N. Our family has been a part of the Studio N family since Gracyn was 18 months old when she started in the Tiny Tots Class. Since then Sarah has helped our littlest dancer find their passion for dance by teaching Tiny Tots,  Pre-K 3's BT Combo & Pre-K 4's BT Combo. Sarah is originally from Lemoyne, Nebraska, She grew up on Lake McConaughy, and moved to Grand Island with her husband Brandon in 2016. Brandon is a Sprayer Technician with Simpson Farm Enterprises, and they are parents to two beautiful girls Gracyn and Addelyn as well as two labs, Pippi and Maggie. Sarah and her family love spending time together outdoors, especially at the lake.

Pre-K 3's BT Combo, Pre-K 4's BT Combo, Tiny Tots

Lauren Klein

Lauren began dancing at the age of three years old. She began competing in jazz, lyrical, and tap at the age of eight. She also trained in ballet and pointe. She danced until the age of 19 when she went to college. She spent her middle school and high school years traveling for many competitions and attending dance camps.  Lauren has a doctorate in nursing practice and works as a nurse practitioner in Grand Island. She looks forward to being back in the dance studio teaching jazz, lyrical, and leaps and turns. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their two, soon to be three kids! She looks forward to an exciting new adventure teaching at Studio N!

Jazz, Lyrical, Leaps and Turns

Lexi Long

Hip Hop

Kara Almquist

Kara is a senior at Grand Island Senior High and co-captain of the Islandaire dance team. She began dancing at a young age.  Kara has teaching and class assistant experience.  She loves being able to create and work with dance.  Kara is looking forward to the coming season.

Pom, Leaps & Turns

Jessica Hancock

Jessica has taught American Standard Ballroom Dancing in Tucson, Arizona for about 5 years until she moved back to Nebraska where she taught at a Ballroom Studio in Omaha.  Jessica works full time in the Howard County Sheriff Office as the Office Manager.  Jessica took some time off from teaching since her two children were born and she has started teaching ballroom again.

Ballroom, Office

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Office Staff

Heather Vieth

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Jessica Hancock

Jessica has taught American Standard Ballroom Dancing in Tucson, Arizona for about 5 years until she moved back to Nebraska where she taught at a Ballroom Studio in Omaha.  Jessica works full time in the Howard County Sheriff Office as the Office Manager.  Jessica took some time off from teaching since her two children were born and she has started teaching ballroom again.

Ballroom, Office

Amanda Tolen

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Studio N Dance Center

1004 N. Diers Ave, Suite 260

Grand Island, NE 68803

Nicole Hicken, Studio Director

studioNdancecenter@gmail.com 

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Studio (308) 384-9120

Nicole (308) 390-3430