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COBA - Biographies
Charmaine Headley in 'Orisha Suite'
COBA:BIOGRAPHIES
NICKESHIA GARRICK
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Nickeshia Garrick was born in Toronto, Ontario and has been dancing and singing since the age of six. She received her dance training at the National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre and Carousel Dance Centre.
Nickeshia Garrick was born in Toronto, Ontario and has been performing since the tender age of six. She received her dance training at the National Ballet School of Canada, Toronto Dance Theatre and Carousel Dance Centre. Her classical vocal training was achieved as a vocal major at Eastwood Collegiate Institute. Nickeshia has had the honour of training with Bakari E. Lindsay, Arsenio Andrade, Rob Kitsos, Peter Bingham, Christopher House and Day Helesic, she additionally has received the privilege of performing in pieces by TDT, T.I.L.T Sound and Motion, Kaeja dí Dance, Serge Bennathan, James Kudelka and COBA, just to mention a few. Nickeshia has performed the Canadian National Anthem at the Rogers Centre, has recently made her opera debut as a soloist in Obeah Opera, has made vocal appearances with the Vancouver-based reggae band MaCronix and the renowned Burning Spear and has been a recipient for the Kitchener/Waterloo Arts Award.

Going into her third season with COBA at 25, Nickeshia holds her BFA at Simon Fraser University with Honours, has recently joined the emerging music collective called Ajoyo as the lead singer/song writer, and has recently unearthed her concealed passion for the pedagogy of ballet/body conditioning.

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