|Born:||June 26, 1982|
Hamilton, Toronto, Ontario
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||112 lb (51 kg)|
Medium, Wavy, Curly
Nicole began dancing at the age of three. Her career in entertainment at age five as part of the professional cast of Cats performed at Hamilton Place. She went on to star in over 15 professional Canadian productions before she reached high school including The Wizard of Oz, The Nutcracker in conjunction with the National Ballet of Canada featuring Karen Kain, Animals in conjunction with the National Ballet of Russia, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Nicole also performed at many summer festivals and events including "The Canadian National Exhibition". The Niagara Falls Festival of Lights, and the Festival of Friends.
Nicole was teaching dance and choreographing from the age of 13, and became the youngest winner of the Showstopper North American Dance Championships choreography award at 18. www.showstopperonline.com
Nicole was a cheerleader in grade school, captain of her high school cheerleading team, and a member of the PCA Canadian All-Star team during high school.
In college Nicole founded and was choreographer/ captain of the Humber College Varsity Dance Team known as "The Hype." Under Nicole's direction the Humber Hype won back to back National Dance Team Championships. During the same time Nicole was named Captain of the Canadian All-Star Dance Team. After college Nicole became a member of the Toronto Raptors Dance Pak. Arbour walked in runway shows and did print ads for Guess, Eatons, and Sears amongst other labels and department stores.
Nicole Arbour's Choreography has been featured by such clients as:
- KTU 103.5 Miracle on 34th Street Event, Madison Square Gardens, NYC, 2001 with Shaggy, Alisha Keys, and Mariah Carey
- Nike Canada, Dance line launch
- Bell Canada
- Toronto Raptors of the NBA
- Toronto Argos Cheerleaders
- The Pink Bedroom Event, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
- Virgin Mobile
- Molson Canada
- Harley Davidson
- "Party Mamas", Slice Network
- "Wish List", Slice Network
She was choreographer of the 2002 and 2003 Canadian Collegiate Dance Team Champions The Humber College Hype, as well as Captain of the Canadian All-Star Dance Team in 2002.
In 2005, Nike Canada brought Arbour on board to be spokesperson and part of the writing team for the RUN TO 10k event on Centre Island in Toronto. This campaign was the largest advertising and run initiative in Nike Canada's history, with over 25,000 participants in the run, and featured Arbour's one liners pitting each Toronto neighborhood against each other to find out, "Who Runs This Town?" on apparel, print, radio, and live events such as Toronto Blue Jays games. During an early season Blue Jays game against the Washington Nationals, Arbour burst onto the field and led the crowd in her version of the seventh inning stretch.
In December 2006, Nicole proved her producing skills with "The Very Sexy Christmas Show" which took place on the Diesel Playhouse Mainstage in Toronto, Canada. The show was an up-dated variety style show with Arbour as the host, featuring comedians (Andrew Johnston, Dini Dimakos, Barry Taylor, Debra DiGiovanni), dancers, female contortionists, and pole dancers. When two shows sold out, the show was extended. The show was featured in The Toronto Sun, on Sun TV, TSN, NewsTalk 1010's "Show's not to miss", and Rogers TV.
In 2008, Molson Canadian commissioned Arbour with Heavy.com to create and produce a branded entertainment video campaign in conjunction with their "Guy Code" campaign. Over 8,000,000 hits later Nicole Arbour's "Guy Code" sits as the most successful viral campaign in Canadian history, the second most successful worldwide, and was nominated as well as being a finalist in the IAB. MIXX Advertising Awards 2009.
In December 2008, Virgin Mobile commissioned Arbour to create and star in a video holiday card that would be sent to every Virgin Mobile customer in Canada. Her version of a sex deprived Mrs. Claus was viewed and shared by over 1,000,000 Virgin Mobile customers.
2009, AXE commissioned Arbour with Heavy.com to create the branded entertainment campaign which would launch the AXE Hair care line. Using the "AXE, Hair Crisis" banner, Arbour helped hundreds of guys get "girl approved hair."
On July 15, 2010, Arbour performed a sold out crowd at C Lounge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in a sneak peek look at her cross over to music. Her first ever show as a solo artist was sponsored by Lavalife and Virgin Mobile.
On July 17, 2010, Arbour performed a sold out co-headline show as her official launch into music with recording artist Jason Derulo at The MOD Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This show was the closing and headline event for Lavalife's "Summer Loving's Event Series". Nicole's performance, (nicknamed the FUN REVOLUTION) included dancers, the Toronto Argonaut Cheerleaders, Martial Artists, Drummers, and a voice over host. Her performance was sponsored by Virgin Mobile.
On August 20, 2010, Nicole took to the field at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, during the Toronto Argos home game vs the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to perform her soon to be released single, "Go Team" with the Toronto Argos Cheerleaders as her back up dancers. The performance was choreographed by Nicole Arbour, and staged by head coach Jorie Brown.
She is a member of Mensa International, inducted in 2009.