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about me

Nicole Speletic, PhD dancer, philosopher.
Dance and Philosophy are very different activities and yet, intimately inter-related.
The mind is integral the body just as the body is integral to the mind.
Working in both realms is enlightening, stimulating, inspiring and challenging,
and I am extremely fortunate to engage in both of these pursuits.

"This is the most important teaching: not two, and not one..
Our body and mind are not two and not one. . . . Our body and mind are both two and one."
Shunryu Suzuki "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"

"The autonomous person is not just a being that wills, desires, thinks, reasons and chooses... .
[the autonomous person] is also embodied, a being in time and space, mortal, ‘natural’."
Nicole Speletic "Escape from Democracy"

aims and aspirations

- to keep moving, living in my body, aware and appreciative.
- to bring this awareness, enjoyment and understanding of the self-through-body to more people.
- to do more collaborating with artists and thinkers making work that connects strongly with societal needs.
- to be involved in art that fosters awareness of ourselves as physical beings,
integrally part of an organic world of matter and energy.
- to cultivate and promulgate an awareness of ourselves as meaningful beings,
beings to whom things matter and who need to matter..


If you would like to reach me please feel free to contact me at or nik_speletic on instagram.

artist's statement and biography

In revision here.

full CV

A complete artistic and academic CV with chronological lists of my teaching experience, creative projects and performances up to 2011. here (pdf file).

my work

The pages with full information on my dance work, philosophy work and projects can be accessed from here.
Recent and upcoming performances, classes and other activities are listed here.