Australian born, trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. After completing an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts, he was awarded the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Dance 2005/2006. He then moved to Paris in late 2005, to dance at the Bal du Moulin Rouge. In 2006 Nicholas made his debut on West End in Broadway’s Tony Award winning show Movin’ Out, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Nicholas then joined Matthew Bourne’s company, New Adventures, in late 2006, starting an international tour with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, performing in seven different countries worldwide.
Commercial work includes, McCains airing on ITV and Channel 4, Orangina, the gala launching Toyota’s 2009 range of cars and the opening of Terminal 5. He has assisted in five screen productions, including the feature film “The Boat That Rocked”, directed by Richard Curtis and a video for the launch of the YSL Summer range, in which he also appeared.
He was the Associate Choreographer on the Pet Shop Boys “Pandemonium” world tour 2009/2010. That same year he performed in the Olivier Award winning Revival of La Cage aux Folles on West End as Hanna from Hamburg. While performing in La Cage Nicholas was fortunate to be in the cast of the feature film/ musical Nine, directed by Rob Marshall. Nicholas made his Broadway Debut in the Tony Award winning Broadway Revival of La Cage aux Folles in 2010 where he served as the Associate Choreographer and Dance Captian.
He also has been seen as a featured dancer and actor in magazines around the world, Bleep, Out, Dance Australia, Dance Spirit, Next, Gaytimes, DNA and Time Out Magazine. In 2012 Nicholas performed with Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, whilst there he performed in the 24th Anniversary and the 10,000th performance as the Slave Master/Soloist Dancer. He toured in extensively throughout Europe with Romeo and Juliet, playing the principal role of Paris. In 2014 he made his return to Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake for another international tour, including Asia and Italy. Most recently he finished performing as a Solo Dancer at the San Francisco Opera, with the company of The Trojans and The Metropolitan Opera in Marni. You can currently see Nicholas eight shows a week at the Majestic Theater in Phantom of the Opera or Teaching at The Institute for American Musical Theatre NYC where he is the Head of the Dance Department