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The Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to host so many accomplished artists from across all disciplines, who share their talents in educating and inspiring our students. All of our teaching artists are working professionals in their respective fields.

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Instructor Spotlight: Nichole Piacenza

NICOLE IMG_4986Nichole Piacenza has been a dance instructor at the Gold Coast Art Center for 3 years. She teaches creative movement and ballet/tap. Teaching children dance has always been a passion and a joy for her. She has a BFA in the Performing Arts from LIU Post and her MAT in Early Childhood Education from Queens College. Nichole believes that through dance, children can hold the world in their hands.

Along with teaching, she is a current member of the Great Neck-based dance company Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy. Dance Visions NY is currently performing ColorSong Universe, choreographed by Mrs. Jucovy, throughout Long Island. Nichole is also dances with Pink Pig Ballet Company, based out of New York City. Pink Pig will be performing In a Nutshell, a new spin on the Nutcracker, on November 22 and 23–both matinee and evening shows–at The Players Theater in Manhattan.

For more information and upcoming performances of ColorSong Universe, visit
For information about Pink Pig’s In a Nutshell, visit, and visit their Kickstarter page