Hailing from Alaska, Nicole began her performance career winning scholarships and awards her first semester of high school, including as a merit award winner in the National YoungARTS Foundation. She was a finalist in the Classical Singer international competition in 2014, and was a winner in the musical theatre division by 2016.
As formidable talent in both Musical Theatre and Opera, Nicole has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BoHo Theatre, the Kathleen Battle Chorus, and others. Favorite roles include Nedda (Pagliacci), Trix (The Drowsy Chaperone), Marie (La fille du régiment), and Yvette (Miss Saigon). Nicole holds a BM in Vocal Performance and BA in Theatre Arts with credits from Elon University, Boston University, and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Catch Nicole this summer in BoHo Theatre’s A Little Night Music, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Bernstein/Beethoven concert! www.nicolebesa.com