Nicola graduated from Brown University in the US with a degree in History of Art and Architecture and has a strong background in merchandising, design and marketing. Nicola worked extensively in New York with retail fashion companies including Victoria’s Secret, Brooks Brothers and Ann Taylor. She currently works as a retail and marketing consultant in Sydney. Past clients include Sheridan, General Pants & Co and Sportscraft,
Nicola currently mentors to young Australian designers. She has provided leadership in a number of non-profit initiatives to raise funds to support young people in academic and creative pursuits. Nicola joined the Bangarra board in 2012.