Nicole Basque, formerly Nicole Imholz, grew up studying gymnastics and discovered a passion for modern dance at Sonoma State University. While studying there, she danced under the direction of Kristen Daley, Nancy Lyons, Scott Wells, Kathleen Hermesdorff, Joe Goode, Sheldon Smith and other renowned bay area artists. Nicole received her B.A. in Dance in 2008. She went on to earn her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at Dominican University in 2009. She continued to dance for Amanda Kreglow in her annual production "Amanda Kreglow Presents". She has performed with SoCo Dance Theater since its creation and has felt very privileged to dance and choreograph with the company. She lives in Healdsburg with her husband and cat and teaches 2nd grade in Sebastopol.