Nicola Curry was born in 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland and began dancing at the age of three. At five, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado with her family, and at fourteen, attended the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada for four years. While at the National Ballet School, Curry won the Peter Dwyer Dance Scholarship awarded for excellence by the Canadian Council for the Arts. Upon graduating in 2004, she was awarded the Erik Bruhn Memorial Award for excellence in ballet.
Curry joined the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in 2004. In May 2005, she joined the main company as an apprentice, and the corps de ballet in March 2006. While at the American Ballet Theatre, Curry flourished and was featured in a variety of soloist and principal roles.
In January 2015, Curry moved to Melbourne, Australia with her husband and joined The Australian Ballet. In 2017, she was promoted to soloist with the company and has been featured in a variety of principal roles since joining the company.
Curry’s choreographic success began in 2010 with her first ballet, choreographed for the American Ballet Theatre’s Innovation Initiative. This performance led to several commissions including a pas de deux for ABT for the International Erik Bruhn Competition in Toronto, Canada, and an additional pas de deux for The Young Choreographer’s Showcase in New York. Most recently she choreographed and directed the acclaimed jewelry company Dannijo’s New York Fashion Week presentation.
Curry danced with the American Ballet Theatre for nine years. She has recently gotten married and has moved to Australia with her husband. She joined The Australian Ballet in Melbourne, Australia as a ballerina in January 2015.