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Nicole Teague-Howell is originally from Cardiff By The Sea, California. She began training at her parent’s ballet school, Ballet Arte, at eight-years-old. Teague-Howell was an apprentice with Colorado Ballet before joining the Nancy Einhorn Milwaukee Ballet II Program in 2006. In Summer 2007, she attended Northwest Professional Dance Project where she worked with esteemed directors and choreographers including Alonzo King, Lucas Crandall, and Cayetano Soto.
Teague-Howell joined Milwaukee Ballet’s Company in 2008, where she has been featured in works by Timothy O’Donnell, Val Caniparoli, Petr Zahradnícek, Diane Coburn Bruning, Mauro de Candia, Alejandro Cerrudo, Amy Seiwert, George Williamson, Aleix Mañé and Mathew Neenan. She danced the roles of Princess Bodoura and Moon Princess in Kathryn Posin’s Scheherazade, Eaglet pas de deux in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and the title character in August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. She has also performed numerous roles in Michael Pink’s repertoire, including the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker, Lucy and Mina in Dracula, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet and Odette in Swan Lake. Roles that Michael Pink created on Teague-Howell include Michael Darling in Peter Pan, Mimi in La Bohème, alongside her husband Patrick Howell who played Rodolfo, Snow White in Mirror Mirror, Sibyl Vane in Dorian Gray and most recently, Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
She had the opportunity to choreograph a new work on the Company in 2018’s MXE Milwaukee Mixed at the Pabst Theater for which she collaborated with LUXI, a local artist in Milwaukee, to create an original piece of music for the work.