Trained at The Drama Centre, London. The Artistic Director and founder of Muzikansky which was based at The Forum (a rock band venue), the company was reformed and renamed as New Shoes Theatre in 2009.
She is currently in receipt of an Arts Council England artist development grant for an R&D project in Australia, to look at theatre practice in Australia and co-create an FGM story for Hurried Steps. She is working as a director with W14 productions and New Shoes Theatre to develop a new play; The Yard by Emma Dennis-Edwards.
Nicolette ran Muzikansky's unscreen short film nights and workshops with disadvantaged girls, created a film festival and produced plays including the Time Out Critics’ Choice Mary Stuart, The Dreams of Clytemnestra and Mela, all by Dacia Maraini (BAC), The B3 Team (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), the world premiere of Seed (2004) and the London premiere of Love Child by Joanna Murray-Smith (2007) at the Finborough Theatre and Mud by Maria Irene Fornes (Etcetera Theatre).
She has recently contributed a Chapter to Il Sogno Del Teatro. Cronaca Di Una Passione, edited by Dacia Maraini and Eugenio Murrali. Other writing includes the co-translation of Mary Stuart published and continuously performed in the English speaking world, the full-length Falling Out which won an Arts Council Award and a screenplay A Short Message which was filmed at the Rutger Hauer Filmfactory. Her co-translation with Alex Standen, of My Name Is Antonino Calderone by Dacia Maraini is due to be published in the USA.
As a professional actress, she played leads with many companies including Cambridge Theatre Company, Derby Playhouse, The Gate, The Women’s Theatre Group and The Young Vic. She specialises in producing lesser known work written by women. Nicolette gave a talk for TEDxCoventGardenWomen called Hidden Stories, Hurried Steps. www.nikikay.me.uk