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Background Information

Employment History

Dance Department Head

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Faculty Member

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Principal Dancer

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Artistic Director of Performing Arts

La Roche College

Artistic Director

Ballet Orlando

Henry Mancini Arts Academy


Royal Dance Festival

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre


Ballet Master

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

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Pine Richland [cached]

Lincoln Park faculty member and ballet master Ken Nickel is choreographing this production of "The Nutcracker," featuring students and faculty from the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and the affiliated Henry Mancini Arts Academy. The idea for staging the benefit performance originated with Nickel.

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Kenneth Nickel

Formerly a Principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Kenneth also danced with Ballet West and Dallas Ballet Company. He worked as Atristic Director of Ballat Oralndo and Artistic Director of Performing Arts for La Roche College. Kenneth is currently Dance Department Head and Ballet Master for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. He has three children and is Assistant Fire Chief of a volunteer fire company.

The Metropolitan Theatre : News Article No. 15 [cached]

A program committee is in place and Kenneth W. Nickel has been named Programming Director.

"I am very excited by this opportunity," Nickel said, "and I am looking forward to working with the community and local arts groups to understand what they would like to see at the Met."
As artistic director of Ballet Orlando in Orlando, Fla., Nickel founded the Royal Dance Festival.He also received the Dictionary of Distinguished Leadership in the Arts Community award.
Nickel began his training in theatre and ballet when he was 11 years old.He then became a principal dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and later with the Dallas Ballet Company.
In 1995 Nickel joined La Roche College in Pittsburgh as artistic director of performing arts.He established a B.A. degree for Performing Arts in Dance and developed the public school arts program Resource Education Arts Development for Youth (READY).
Nickel is currently on the faculty of dance in the Bachelor of Arts program at California University of Pennsylvania.
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Faculty | Henry Mancini Arts Academy [cached]

Ken Nickel (Dance)

Ken is the Ballet Master at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. He trained in Philadelphia and New York and joined the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater in 1977. He has been a principal dancer at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Ballet West and Dallas Ballet Company. He has performed in Japan, Moscow and Venezuela. Ken directed and choreographed the 2007 and 2008 Nutcracker productions at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.

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While attending La Roche Erin trained under Ken Nickel, Gerard W. Holt, and Elizabeth Mackin - all former Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Company Members.

In 2001, Erin danced in a benefit for the firefighters of 9-11 under the direction of Ken Nickel, an accomplished artistic director and former Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Company Member.

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