Nicole Von Enck is in her seventh season at Texas Ballet Theater. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she began her professional training with Joanne Hughes Morscher at the Royal School of Ballet. In 2008, she joined the North Carolina Dance Theatre as an apprentice, and after attending Texas Ballet Theater School’s 2010 summer intensive, joined the Company. Some of Nicole’s favorite roles include My One and Only variation from George’s Balanchine’s Who Cares, Pas de Quartre from Gloria by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Pas de Trois and Neapolitan from Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake, Petite Mort by Jiri Kylian, Flora from Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Pas de Trois from Voluntaries by Glen Tetley, and the Prima Ballerina in Ètudes by Harald Lander. Ms. Von Enck is married to fellow TBT company member Joamanuel Velazquez.
Where are you from?
When did you begin dancing?
When I was 5 years old
Why did you begin dancing?
When I was little I couldn’t sit still so my mom put me in classes.
When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?
What is your favorite ballet to see?
3 Preludes by Ben Stevenson
What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Dracula by Ben Stevenson and Who Cares? by George Balanchine
What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
How the whole Company is like my family. I love everyone in the Company and it is great how close we are
What is your most memorable vacation?
My relaxing honeymoon in St. Lucia
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
What do you do over the summer break?
Travel to visit family. I love spending as much time as possible with them.
What is something you enjoy doing outside of dancing?
Camping and visiting National Parks
Who has been most influential to your life of dancing?
My one ballet teacher Joanne Morscher