I'm a dancer, actor, teacher, and choreographer living in Cincinnati.
"Nicole Hershey is so amazing—truly, words fail me. She is the performer every director longs for: gives her heart and soul, mind and body over to the audience, trusting them to not only follow her, but to hold her heart when she offers it."
"I saw (In the Midst) opening night and was blown away. Nicole is a gorgeous and poised dancer and the piece itself was deeply genuine—the execution mirrored that authenticity."
–Kim Popa, Executive Director, Pones Inc.
"An engaging and earnest host to her tale... she dances with abandon and a glorious, infectious smile."
"ER'BODY! In the Midst, the Middle, the Muddle, In Amongst is by far one of the bravest pieces I have seen in a long time. Nicole Hershey bares her soul in an unapologetic way and it hits you square in the feels."
–Trey Tatum, Playwright/Composer, Queen City Flash
"Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your work, your heart, and your dancing. In the Midst... is the bravest, most authentic piece I've ever seen."
–Trisha Durham, Trish Durham Yoga and Movement
"You were incredible! Your face was so expressive. I was in tears. Had to stop looking at you. Thank you for your part in a powerful service."
"The dance (in In the Midst) that Nicole does without music is hands down one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking, powerful pieces I have EVER seen!!"
–Bridget Leak, Director, Queen City Flash
"The bear is played by Nicole Hershey, a small young woman mostly confined to a chair. But her movements were highly expressive: Her ability to stretch and impose was very bearlike. It’s the bear I’ve been unable to forget, and its message of living life for the present moment."
"Just wanted to say again how impressive you were today, Nicole. Your expressive dance really helped portray the story line. You are so incredibly talented!"