TOBY NICHOLSON

"We are so lucky that we get to work in an environment that is creative and new and challenging and pushing boundaries."

Toby Nicholson graduated from Northwestern University’s Theatre program and toured in professional works such as Guys and Dolls and The Music Man. He taught dance and theatre at New Trier High School in Winnetka for thirty years. He was a longtime dancer with Sybil Shearer and continues to serve on the board of the Morrison-Shearer Foundation.

September 29, 2015:

two men in unitards, one is leaping and the other is raising his fist

"It was truly the guts, the determination, the tenacity of some brilliant women in this city who realized the need to create a home like that for these companies."

"I take this as a responsibility and a challenge to make sure that I'm mentoring the smart, intelligent, brave women who are going to be the next generation of arts leaders."

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