Nicole DeRosa Lukaitis -Ms. Nicole is thrilled to be joining the Dance Incorporated team. Nicole began her career as a professional dancer at the age of 15 in the film My Little Girl, she began teaching at 16, and continued as a background dancer for recording artists on national tours, before making the sidestep to theatre. Her first role was asPhilly’s first Tina in it’s revival of the beloved off broadway show Tony and Tina’s Wedding. She continued to study theatre in Philadelphia, New York, and London, and has worked in film commercials and voice overs nationally, and internationally. She co-founded and performed with the Philly sketch comedy troupe The Waitstaff until taking her final bow with them in the Chicago Sketch Fest to be home with her 3 children. In 2007 Nicole founded Lucky Nickel Theatre Co.In 2011 she opened LNT Center of Performing Arts, in Barrington,which hosted the theatre company, and produced over 17 full length productions. Nicole continued to perform locally in theatre in several productions at South Camden Theatre Company, including credits as Maxine in Night of the Iguana, and Lucille in Gemini. During this time,Nicole wrote, co-produced,directed, and choreographed the original rock musical piece Dolly for Sue, in Philadelphia's Fringe Festival, the piece employed music from many local bands, and the cast was given the opportunity to make an appearance at The Stone Pony, in Asbury Park. Nicole is currently an active member on the Plays Committee at Haddonfield Plays & Players where she has also been performing, and producing as of late. In 2019 she was awarded The Pat King Award by her peers for best supporting actress for her role as Mother in A Christmas Story and was last seen in HP&P’s The Who’s Tommy as the Dance Captain for the ensemble Spring 2020.