Cathie Nicholas

Asst. Director/Ensemble

Cathy is the youngest Grandaughter of Fayard Nicholas of the legendary Nicholas Brothers! She was tap dancing before she could walk. Trained by Pail and Arlene Kennedy at Universal Dance Designs, she has traveled the world as a member of Kennedy Tap Company (KTC) and with her sister Nicole as the “Nicholas Sisters.” In 2001, she was accepted to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and trained the faculty in 2009, and has assisted Debbie Allen in numerous productions such as Twist in Atlanta and at the Pasadena Playhouse, as well as FREEZE FRAME… Stop the Madness in Brisbane, Australia. Cathie has worked with artists Mariah Carey, Miguel, Chris Brown, Michael Feinstein, Berry Gordy, Chaka Khan, and many more. She is currently the Assistant Director of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker and co-Director alongside Jason Samuels Smith of the Los Angeles Tap Festival (LA Tap Fest). Cathie is now the Creative Director of her Tap Company Rythm n’ Shoes featuring six of the most talented teenagers on the West Coast. 

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