Nicolle Rochelle

Nicolle Rochelle began acting, singing, and dancing professionally at the age of 7
years old. She earned her first big role on the TV series called Shining Time Station
alongside Ringo Starr and went on to be a series regular and guest star on many other
television shows including The Babysitters Club, The Cosby Show, Here and Now,
Clarissa Explains it All, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, Law and Order, SVU : Special Victims
Unit, The Chappelle Show: The Lost Episodes, Summertime Switch, and The Vernon
Johns Story starring James Earl Jones. She was awarded a principal role in many
different films, theatre and musical theatre productions on and off Broadway, such as
Tales from The Darkside: The Movie, Someone Like You, Adrift in Manhattan,
Shakespeare in the Park’s Henvy 5 with Liev Schrieber, Limonade Tous Les Jours with
Alan Alda, and Fame on 42nd Street at the Little Shubert Theatre.

In 2006, she arrived in France to star as Josephine Baker in the musical theatre
production «Looking For Josephine» created by well-known French director Jérôme
Savary. After starring in the 4-year international tour in 3 different languages and
playing in more than 10 countries, Nicolle has continued her career in Europe by
joining French pop electro-swing group “Ginkgoa” and singing with different
orchestras such as Laurent Mignard’s Duke Orchestra, The Fantastic Harlem Drivers,
The Hot Antic Band, The Hot Sugar Band, The Archie Shepp Big Blues Band, The Funk
Orchestra in Austria, The Barcelona Jazz Orchestra and The Jove Big Band de Girona
in Spain, and The Yerba Buena Creole Rice Jazz Band in Switzerland where she sang
and performed the role of Billie Holiday for a special theatrical concert production.
She can also be seen performing around the world in places such as Argentina,
Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, and Finland as an invited guest with big
bands or well-known boogie woogie and blues pianists including Christoph Steinbach,
Richie Loidl, Jean-Paul Amouroux, Balázs Daniel, and Julien Brunetaud, with whom
she has a blues, jazz, and soul band called : Nikki & Jules.

Nicolle’s passion for the arts extends equally to dance as she continues to study,
practice, and perform a multitude of dance styles including ballet, modern,
contemporary, samba, reggaeton, hip hop, house, jazz roots, and lindy hop. On
occasion, she will teach classes and workshops in the style of Authentic Jazz Roots
dance, Electro-Swing dance, vocal technique, and drama. With over 30 years
experience as a performer in various domains, Nicolle has most recently been invited
as an American arts education expert and performer by the US Embassy in Hungary,
and the French Embassy in China and Saudi Arabia. With her newest musical project
«MODERN GEAISHA» she will be exploring themes of humanism, feminism and the
ever artistic language of self with a Hip Hop Jazzy Pop Fusion style as well as offering
workshops and talk-backs in combination with these concerts around the world