Actor / Singer / Director / Educator
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Nick is no stranger to performing. At the age of ten he was given his first chance to perform with an international touring choir; The Nebraska Children's Chorus. Nick performed and toured with the organization's premiere choir, Bel Canto, for seven years until his graduation from the ensemble. He unknowingly began his love for musicals during this time when he first saw the movie version of 1776 and would stay home from school "sick" so he could watch it whenever it came on HBO.
However, Nick stayed away from theatre because of a scarring experience in a 5th Grade play where words were changed, audience members laughed, and classmates scolded. Not until his senior year in high school did he discover his talent for theatre and acting when a new choir teacher informed him he was going to audition for that year's musical. He did and it was the first step on the path to his current career.
After receiving both singing and acting scholarships to Dana College, Nick felt his choice was clear and began his undergraduate career. At Dana, Nick majored in Vocal Music Education, Vocal Performance, and Musical Theatre. He also found himself in a number of musicals which included The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, Wonderful Town, and Violet. As well as a handful of plays such as Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, The Wisdom of Eve, and some original works written by the theatre faculty. It was during his time at Dana that Nick decided to pursue acting as a career and began his search for graduate acting programs, which is when he discovered the MFA Acting program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
During his three eye-opening and rewarding years at UNCG, Nick spent his summers with different summer stocks like THTR 232, which runs in conjunction with Triad Stage's final show of their season, The Prizery's Summer Theatre Celebration, and Post Playhouse's summer season. When he wasn't away onstage, Nick was in the classroom honing his skills and learning new and wonderful techniques, primarily focusing on Stanislavski and Meisner. Since graduating, Nick has spent some time in New York City and traveling for different contracts.
Nick is currently the Director of Theatre at Cowley College in Arkansas City, KS, where he teaches a variety of courses; including applied voice, acting, theatre appreciation, and theatre portfolio.
Nick is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, member of EMC - Equity Membership Candidacy program, VASTA - Voice and Speech Trainers Association, SAFD - Society of American Fight Directors, NATS - National Association of Teachers of Singing, and TCG - Theatre Communications Group.