Nikki Carrara

Teaching Fellow in Dance

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Nikki Carrara’s current interests are the intersections between improvisation and multimedia performance, as well as the presentation of dance in nontraditional spaces and formats. Her most recent long-term project was designing and implementing a dance program for Joseph Jenks Junior High School in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 

In parallel to dancing, she has been a photographer for over 20 years. Nikki has created dance works in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for DoubleShift Dance Theatre, Island Moving Company, AS220, Frazier Festival, Perishable Theatre, Providence College, American College Dance Festival and The Dance Complex. She has been a creative collaborator and performer in pieces by Kellie Ann Lynch, Nathan Andary, Timothy Rubel, Daniel McCusker, Deb Meunier and Melody Ruffin Ward. 

Carrara holds a bachelor's degree in dance performance from Rhode Island College and a K-12 Certification in Dance in the State of Rhode Island. She has received awards, grants and fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, the Murdock-Thompson Center for Teachers, the RI Association for Physical Education Health Recreation and Dance, the Bates Dance Festival and Rhode Island College Alumni Association.