Gracie Novikoff began her dance career at the age of 7 at ‘A Dance Studio’ in Larchmont, New York. She went on to study Human Physiology and Dance at Boston University, where she trained in modern, contemporary, jazz, tap, and improvisation. She danced with Dance Theatre Group (DTG), under the direction of Micki Taylor Pinney, for four years and choreographed for the company from 2009-2014. Gracie began choreographing and performing with her co-choreographer, Natalie Schiera, as alumni choreographers for DTG in 2012. Together, they created Nozama Dance Collective in 2013 and have been creating new works ever since. Outside of Nozama, Gracie is a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Natalie Schiera has been dancing since the young age of 4. Over the years she has dabbled in a variety of styles — ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip-hop, breaking. Though her first choreographer experience was her high school’s dance group. She was first introduced to serious choreographing through Boston University’s Dance Theatre Group under the direction of Micki Taylor-Pinney. That is also where she met her co-director Gracie Novikoff. The two started co-choreographing as alumni for DTG and have been together ever since. Natalie is a Graphic Designer full time and also spends her free time dancing and choreographing for Tribe the Dance Company.