With Bangarra Since:
Family Background:
Nicola is a descendant of the Kaurareg and Meriam peoples of the Torres Strait Islands. Nicola also shares Filipino, Scottish and German ancestry.

Nicola Sabatino was raised in Weipa, Far North Queensland. She began her training at the Australian Dance Performance Institute (ADPI) and then went on to study at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association Dance College (NAISDA) and The Ailey School.


After graduating from NAISDA, Nicola had an exciting year freelancing, performing in Graeme Murphy’s Turandot, Tammi Gissell’s Feather and Tara cabaret of sorrows at Blakdance2012 and Diaphanous - Ochres Contemporary Dance Company’s debut performance. 


In 2013, Nicola joined Bangarra Dance Theatre and began touring with the company nationally and internationally