Nicole Predki

Nicole Predki, is a senior lecturer and the co-director of the Dance Program in the Theatre and Dance Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her areas of expertise include general dance, dance and the brain, dance and holistic health, entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurship and the arts, creativity/multidisciplinary creative process, and community engagement through the arts.

Predki helped create and is currently co-directing an innovative MSU Denver dance program in collaboration with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company. She presented “Dancing Our Way to Certainty” in 2021 and co-presented “The Power of Movement” in 2019 at the TEDxMSUDenver event. She authored “Dance Education, Creative Process, and Entrepreneurial Mindset” featured in the Dance Education in Practice Journal. Her contributions also extend to the Small Business Institute Journal, which published a piece she co-authored: “Preparing Business Students for Success in the 4th Industrial Revolution.”

Predki has received several accolades, including the Entrepreneurial Mindset Facilitator designation, Association of College and University Educators Effective Teaching Practices designation, CU Boulder ATLAS Innovator Residency, ACE performance grant, and Charlotte York Irey Award for talent in performance, choreography and teaching.

Predki earned her Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Colorado Boulder and Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from Columbia University in New York City.