Nicole Ward was born in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia but raised in Vancouver, Canada. She began her professional training at Arts Umbrella, under the direction of Artemis Gordon and Lynn Sheppard. During her time there, she had the opportunity of working with Lesley Telford, James Kudelka, Crystal Pite, Stephen Sropshire, Francesca Carotti, Fernando Hernando Magadan and Azure Barton among others. After completing the Graduate Program in 2015 Nicole was offered an apprenticeship with Ballet BC and joined as a full time member after one season. Nicole is elated to be entering her 3rd season with Ballet BC.