Nicole Carroll-Rutherford – Regional Dance Director

Where are you from?  Brooklyn, Wisconsin

Professional Accomplishments:

  • World Open Professional American Rhythm Champion
  • 8 times United States Open Professional American Rhythm Finalist
  • 2 times Overall Top Professional Couple of the Year
  • 4 times Top Overall United States Pro-Am Female Instructor 
  • Seen on Nostalgia, Good Life TV
  • Seen on PBS Championship Ballroom Dancing
  • Performed on “Dancing with the Stars” Christmas at Disney World
  • Performed Live for TV on America’s Ballroom Challenge Show “Legends and Champions”

Bio: 

Nicole has a background in gymnastic, singing and acting.  She started dancing as a hobby in her teens and was asked if she would be interested in becoming a Dance Instructor, Obviously she said ,Yes!

Nicole competed for many years with her students in all styles.  She produced many champions as a teacher and coach.

Nicole also competed successfully with her professional partner & Husband Dan Rutherford.  Currently, Nicole is one of the top coaches in the United States.

Goals:

  • To Inspire
  • To help people be all they want to be
  • Bring greater joy to a persons life through dance

Hobbies:  Dancing, Singing, Boating, Camping, Being in nature

Favorite Quote:  “Dancers are Gods Athlete’s.” Albert Einstein

I love being in the dance industry because:  It is my passion! You become mentally, physically and spiritually stronger.  The constant is growing into a better you and helping others to achieve these same goals in their way.  I love helping people feel the passion joy and love that I have for this Art.