(Master Teaching Artist)
Nicolette Andres joined the staff at the Broadway Center in the summer of 2015 as a Master Teaching Artist in the LENS Project. Nicolette recently graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in Music where she studied violin with Maria Sampen. Nicolette has been teaching private violin lessons for five years along with performing in the University of Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, as well as chamber music and a jazz combo. Nicolette gave a joint violin recital during her last semester at the University of Puget Sound and received the Doc & Lucille Weathers Memorial Scholarship for excellence in music. Originally from Evergreen, Colorado, Nicolette came to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to study at the University of Puget Sound. During her college career Nicolette also studied music in Cork, Ireland where she played in the Cork Institute of Technology School of Music Symphony. Along with music, theatre has also been present in Nicolette's student and professional career. She has seen the academic side of theater in class at the University of Puget Sound, and has performed in multiple pit orchestras, starting in high school. Nicolette was also a leader in the orientation process at the University of Puget Sound, and lead yoga classes for students on campus for multiple years. Nicolette believes that creative opportunities are necessary to build healthy communities, and she will be sharing the creative arts in schools through the LENS Project to support this.