Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Psychology, UT Dallas TExES Dance Education EC-12 TExES Physical Education EC-12
Nicole Dillon was raised in Richardson, TX where she began her dance training as a dancer at Texie Waterman's School of Dance studying tap and jazz for nine years.
Nicole graduated from Berkner High School in 1994, where she was a member of the Berkner Bandoleras Drill Team, serving as a Senior Lieutenant. From there, she attended Kilgore College where she was a member of the 55th Line of the world famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. While representing the Rangerettes, Nicole was privileged to perform in the Parade of Lights in Nice, France, at the Inaugural ball for Governor George Bush Jr., the Cotton Bowl, and the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Tempe, Arizona. Nicole graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. Go Comets!!
Nicole danced professionally as a member of the Dallas Mavericks Dancers for 4 years where she performed for Brooks & Dunn, on Good Day Dallas, and for the NBA Challenge at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City. After her time as a Mavericks Dancer, Nicole served as a member of the Dallas Sidekicks Sizzle professional dance team for 3 years.
Nicole was a charter member of the Dallas Dance Company for 3 years. She also taught for Starmakers Dance and Drill Team Camps for 12 years and was faculty member for Sheer Dance Conventions. Nicole was the 2002 choreographer for the Dance/Drill Team Directors of America Convention. From 1998 until 2009 Nicole worked at Talent 'N More Dance Center in Richardson where she directed all levels of their competitive teams, taught children of all ages, and Co-Directed the studio.
Currently, Nicole is in her 12th year as Director of the Vines High School Vikettes, and she absolutely loves directing, teaching, and building authentic relationships with her students. She believes that dancing is a wonderful outlet for her students and adults alike, a space to grow and be inspired, and she hopes to use her experience in this field to build young adults up and show them they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to. She also instructs Drill Prep, Dance I, PE, and is the Co-Department Head for Vines High School Fine Arts. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, immersing herself in performing arts as a spectator, participating in anything having to do with animals and the outdoors, and volunteering.
"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." -- Forest Witcraft
Vikette Rehearsal Times:
Monday - 7th period - 6:00pm
Tuesday - 7th period - 6:00pm
Wednesday - 7th period - 6:00pm
Thursday - 7th period - 6:00pm
Friday - 7th period - 6:00pm