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GRACE NICKLOS  is a dancer, educator, choreographer and certified Pilates instructor who will graduate in May 2016 with her BFA in Dance from Ohio University. While studying at OU, she has performed in various student, faculty and guest works, as well as showcased her own original work in multiple concerts. In addition, Grace has choreographed for several youth theater programs throughout Northeast Ohio and in 2014 choreographed for Ohio University School of Music's opera program.  From 2014-2016, Grace served as a therapeutic movement instructor at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, served a two-year term as president for the student organization The Movement Organization, has taught a variety of non-major OU classes and is a dance teacher at Factory Street Studio in Athens, Ohio. In 2015 Grace worked with the Cleveland based Center for Arts-Inspired Learning as a Master Teaching Artists for their co-op program ArtWorks. The program is an arts-based job training and college readiness program for Northeast Ohio's 10th-12th grade students. In 2012, Grace began working with The Movement Project as a guest artist, performing in multiple works throughout the seasons and in 2015 joined TMP as a full-time company member.