Nicole Y. McClam

Performance experience

Writing Samples

B3W, Jackson Heights, NY



• Spin Art, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, NY, June 2012
• Confined, FLIC Fest, Brooklyn, NY, January 2011
• Confined, Dixon Place, New York, NY, September 2010
• (dis) connected, American Dance Guild Festival, New York, NY, September 2009
• Greenspace, Blooms, Long Island City, NY, April 2009
• Howard County Community Dance Festival, Columbia, MD, March 2009
• Conversations, The 92nd Y, Lunch with the Arts, New York, NY, January 2009
• Connecticut Meets New York, New York, NY, October 2008
• American Dance Guild Festival, New York, NY, September 2008
• What Is, Queensboro Community College, Bayside, NY, May 2008
• (dis) connected, DUMBO Dance Festival, Brooklyn, NY, September 2007
• Ceiling Shattered, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY, September 2006
• Dance Place, Washington, DC, August 2006
• International Dance Festival/NYC, DiCapo Theater, New York, NY, July 2006

2010 - present

Deborah Riley Dance Projects, Washington, DC

Dancer - Collaborator


• Chew on This, Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2011
• Things Apart, Things Together, Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2009
• 20th Anniversary Concert, Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2008
• Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, March 2008
• Gala Opening, Dance Place, Washington, DC, September 2007
• Brem-Meyer Foundation, Dance Place, Washington, DC, May 2007
• Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2007
• Metro DC Dances, Carter Barron, Washington, DC, August 2005
• Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2005
• Monkey Business, Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2004
• Black Rock, Germantown, MD, May 2003
• Dance Place, Washington, DC, April 2003
• Oasis and Wrinkled Slope, Dance Place, Washington, DC, May 2002

2010 - present

Teaching experience

Howard Community College, Columbia, MD



Teaching beginning through intermediate modern technique, for dance majors
• Teaching introduction to ballet, a beginning level ballet course for majors and non-majors
• Teaching introduction to dance, a studio course designed to introduce non-majors to ballet, modern, and jazz technique
• Teaching Dance Appreciation, a lecture course looking at dance globally to examine how dance functions in culture
• Coordinator of the Howard County Community Dance Festival: a two day event featuring master classes taught by teaching artists in the greater metropolitan area, a gala concert featuring professional dance companies, and an informal dance concert featuring the festival participants
• Choreographer for the Arts Collective Dance Company Concert (2010, 2012)
• Costume Designer for various Arts Collective productions

Metropolitan Ballet Theater and Academy, Rockville, MD

Faculty - Academy Director (2006-2008)

2003- 2012

Taught creative movement
• Taught beginning through advanced ballet and modern technique during the academic year and for the summer programs
• Taught beginning through intermediate jazz dance for the summer dance programs
• Guest Choreographer  for Spring Concerts (2005-2008)
•  Design and build costumes for the Spring Concert
• Assistant Rehearsal Director for the “Nutcracker” (2007)
• Assistant to the Artistic Director (2006-2008)
• Outreach teaching artist in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club in Silver Spring, MD (2003-2004)


University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2012 - present

MFA Candidate in Dance

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1995 - 1999


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Performance, December 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, December 1999
   Graduated summa cum laude