Dance, Fitness, Theatre, Burlesque, Teaching
CABARRET Barre + Burlesque Fitness
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nicole LaBonde- Barre, Pilates, Dance and Fitness Coach. Public Speaking Coaching and Consulting.
"Don't fret. You've got lots of talent, you'll have loads of success and a very long career." "But at the end of it all, you've got to have some spectacular cock-ups." "Because then, you'll have stories." "And then, you had a life...you had a life." --Cyril and Frank in Slings and Arrows
I'm creating it every day.
June 2013 — Present
Isagenix is a multi-million dollar, international nutrition and wellness company. Products range from weight loss system to daily supplements! If you are ready to make a change in your life- lose weight, add muscle, get more energy, detox your system- Isagenix and I have solutions for you1
Contributing Writer- Health and Fitness
May 2013 — Present
Contributing writer for Health and Fitness column of this online magazine for female entrepreneurs.
Founder and Principal Instructor
March 2013 — Present
A Barre and Dance Fitness class combine the strength and resistance training of barre with the cardio of dance!
A perfect blend of sultry jazz and calorie-burning, muscle-sculpting movement.
True Pilates Miami
November 2012 — Present
Private and group Pilates instruction in the Classical method
Equipment and matwork
Specializing in functional movement.
Tegler McHenry & Associates
Administrate group benefits including: medical, dental, life and disability
Maintain accurate records
Provide excellent customer service
Cultivate new sales
Miami Childrens Theater
Choreographer, director, musical theatre and dance instructor, accompanist
July 2012 — April 2013
Create dances for musical theatre productions
Teach musical theatre technique to students ages 6-18
Teach ballet and Dance for Actors for students ages 6-18
Instruct private and group voice, acting and auditioning classes
Accompany auditions and rehearsals as needed
Direct and Assistant Direct productions as requested
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Upper School Dance Instructor
September 2011 — June 2012
I teach ballet, jazz, modern, choreography and Pilates to 9th-12th grade students.
Choreographed 2 high school drama productions, 1 middle school drama production
Special seminar on Movement for elementary and middle school boys, in conjunction with choir
Week-long intensive "Dance through the Decades" for 5th grade girls- ballroom, swing, jazz, modern, hip hop.
The Audition Advantage
Coach and Co-Founder
December 2010 — June 2012
The Audition Advantage was created in 2010 at the request of a high school student, who felt unprepared for his college musical theatre program auditions. Coaches and Founders Nicole LaBonde and Shaun Yates are theatre professionals, with over 29 years of experience in performance, directing, choreography and teaching.
The Audition Advantage offers individual sessions and group classes in all aspects of the audition: singing, dancing and acting. We also advise on headshot and resume formatting.
September 2010 — June 2012
Create grant application process with Foundation trustees
Established Founder's Discretionary Fund
Facilitate grant process for non-profit applicants from various sectors
Award approximately $150,000-$200,000 per year
Review all grant received applications
Follow-up with applicants as necessary
Conduct site visits and interviews with applicants
Present on all completed grant applications to trustees
Draft and send written approval and denial letters to grant applicants
Maintain excellent communication, verbal and written, with awardees periodically throughout funding year
Promote the philanthropic activities of LibertyMe
Make presentations, verbal and written, on the grants awarded to stakeholders and public
September 2010 — June 2012
I create and stage dances for plays and musicals at America's oldest repertory theater. I work with children and adults in the community, as well as professional actors.
Pilates for Movement
Private and group Pilates instruction in the Classical method.
Equipment and mat work.
Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective
April 2009 — August 2010
Indigenous Pitch Dance Collective, Inc. is a collective of ethnically diverse Philadelphia-based dance companies whose goal is to perform works of artistic excellence that reflect and highlight the diversity of our city and its native, homegrown dance styles. Through the art of dance, we assist and nurture children affected by natural and/or socio-economic disasters. We seek to fulfill this mission with performances, residencies and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Our commitment to inspiring young minds and educating them about artistic expression is evident in our free dance camps. Our student-centered outreach has helped hundreds of children improve life skills such as: creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication, discipline and self -confidence.
First Position Dance Arts
August 2005 — August 2010
I teach: creative movement, ballet, jazz, modern and Pilates.
WellWorks For You
January 2009 — January 2010
Create employee wellness newsletters for quarterly distribution
Teach Pilates for the Office
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Music
Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Arts, Dance; Music
Leadership Main Line