Choreographer, Teacher, Adjudicator, and Performer
Nicole Byfield (Dymianiw), hailing from Burlington, Ontario, has been igniting stages with her unparalleled talent and passion for over 30 years. Her journey as a dancer began at the tender age of 3, and she has since become a powerhouse in the industry, mastering diverse styles including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical.
Nicole's innovative and one-of-a-kind approach to dance has earned her widespread recognition, and she now shares her expertise through dynamic workshops and classes that inspire dancers to push their boundaries and reach new heights. Her choreography has been celebrated in regional and national competitions, with her students consistently winning overall awards and scholarships, and even pursuing dance at the university level.
A sought-after adjudicator across Canada for over a decade, Nicole's feedback is known for its positivity and constructiveness, reflecting her unwavering commitment to effective communication and extensive knowledge across all dance styles. She is a respected member of the Canadian Dance Teachers Association Stage Division (Tap) and the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, giving back to the dance community on the other side of the stage.
Nicole's talent extends beyond the dance floor, as she has also made her mark in the entertainment industry. She has been a proud member of esteemed tap companies such as What's On? Tap!, Bringing Tap Back, and GeoMetriX Dance, and has graced music videos, films, and high-profile events, including performances with the renowned Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and even working as a Foley artist in Guillermo del Toro's Golden Globe-winning film, The Shape of Water.
Most recently, Nicole has captivated audiences with her weekly feature "Dance Q&A with Nicole Dymianiw" on The DanceBug Show, showcasing her unmatched expertise and passion for dance. Her past segments have been a treasure trove of knowledge, available on TheDanceBugChannel.com.
With her infectious energy and unwavering commitment to her craft, Nicole continues to inspire and motivate young dancers to become the best version of themselves. Her ultimate goal is to instill positive and healthy attitudes in the next generation of aspiring dancers, leaving an indelible mark on the dance world for years to come! @nicolembyfield