Jazz Alumnus Nick Fearon is a Company Dancer with Parsons Dance
Meet Nick Fearon '15
- Job Title & Employer
- Company dancer, Parsons Dance
- Dance (jazz)
- San Antonio, Texas
- High School
- North East School of the Arts
- Now Living In
- New York City
- Hobbies & Interests
- Yoga, reading, exploring museums, rollerblading
"To be a dance major at Point Park means that you will work harder than you ever have before, but you will also be rewarded with incredible memories and friends that will be so unique to your experience. The dance program helps push your limits and sets you up for a successful career."
Why did you choose Point Park University’s B.F.A. in dance (jazz) program?
I chose Point Park after attending the Summer Dance Intensive and absolutely fell in love with the program. The emphasis on being a well-rounded dancer in many disciplines and the incredible faculty drew me to the program.
How did your college experience prepare you for your career?
So many aspects of the dance department prepared me for my career. Auditioning for shows with guest choreographers helped to prepare me for auditions in the real world and created connections that still help me in my career. The faculty help with your dance training and are invested in where you see your dance career going.
Highlight your career path since graduating from Point Park.
- Apprentice, Parsons Dance
- Company member, Ballet Hispanico
- Dancer, RWS Entertainment Group (cruise ships)
- Director of Contemporary Dance, Dance Center of San Antonio
- Company dancer, Parsons Dance (current role)
What are your key responsibilities in your current role?
As a company dancer for Parsons, you are asked to perform the many iconic works of David Parsons as well as creating new works of David's and other guest choreographers commissioned by the company. Whenever we're not rehearsing or performing, we teach to many different communities and ages in New York City and across the country.
What are your favorite college memories?
My favorite Point Park memories are the people and the connections I made, and they remain an integral part of my career and my life.
What advice do you have for high school students considering Point Park’s dance program?
To be a dance major at Point Park means that you will work harder than you ever have before, but you will also be rewarded with incredible memories and friends that will be so unique to your experience. The dance program helps push your limits and sets you up for a successful career.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I look back on my time at Point Park with so much fondness. Being able to meet Point Park alumni in the real world and have that connection is a great thing to have in my life.