Grace Nicol is a choreographer and activist. She has recently been interviewed for Dance Dialogues Podcast, Run Riot, i-D Magazine, It’s Nice That and Ladybeard Magazine discussing the dance-gender debate. Her artistic practice has a particular focus on object-body relations and materiality, investigating juxtapositions and associations of objecthood and bodies to explore movement within socio-political contexts.
Grace is the founder and Artistic Director of the performance platform, Womxn SRSLY. Womxn SRSLY champions unique and challenging performance through platforms and support networks for artists experiencing disadvantage due to the performing arts sector’s bias toward cis-male-led work. To develop this practice further, Grace provides mentoring for female artists and university lectures, most recently working with Falmouth University and on the MA programme at ArtEZ.
Grace’s choreographic work has been shown at The Place, CentrE17, The Yard, Guest Projects, Hackney Showroom, the V & A Museum and has toured nationally and internationally, winning a Stockholm Fringe Award in 2015.
Her participatory work has included; The London Bubble’s ‘Creative Homes’ project with performances at the Albany, the InFlight and Diploma programmes at Wac Arts and one-off workshops at schools and universities.
Grace is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Research Studio, member of Chisenhale Dance Space and completed her MA in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School in 2018.