Head Coach at Endicott (2012-present)
Nicole Sao Pedro-Welch is the Coordinator of Dance, and head coach of the Endicott Dance Team heading into her sixth season in 2017-18. She is also the professor for the Repertory Dance Ensemble, and the Dance Composition course, which are both part of the Dance Minor at Endicott. Nicole earned her Master of Education in Arts and Learning from Endicott College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Point Park University. Sao Pedro-Welch has performed with many dance companies and organizations including Pillow Project Dance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., Danny Swain Dance Company of Boston, Mass., the Boston Celtics Dance Team, and has been a company dancer for Monkeyhouse Dance Company for the past six years.
In addition to her company work, Sao Pedro-Welch is an adjudicator and choreographer for dance and cheerleading throughout the country. Her recent choreographed shows for Endicott include, Finelight, (EC, 2011), a dance, art, and video projection collaboration with professor Cynthia Roberts and professor Larry Volk, R.A.W, (EC 2010) dance, and video projection, Swing Song, (EC 2010), dance and chorus concert with Rebecca Kenneally, and Life Horizon (EC 2009) a dance and live paint collaboration with Cynthia Roberts. Sao Pedro-Welch's choreography for Endicott College’s Mainstage Productions are, Cabaret (EC 2012), Pippin (EC 2010), and Carnival! (EC 2009).
Lastly, Sao Pedro-Welch's achievements for the Dance Team include, “Best Choreography” for 2012 and 2008 at the New England Dance Championships collegiate competition hosted by Universal Dance Association, along with coaching her team to three first place achievements, two second place achievements, and a fourth place achievement in the college Jazz and Pom divisions at collegiate dance team competitions over the past four years.