Inspiration, healing, and a look beyond the stage: With Nicole Inica Hamilton and Travis Knights (Part 2)


Live on CIUT 89.5 FM

Airing Date: May 10, 2023
Hosted By: Nicole Inica Hamilton and guest co-host, Travis Knights

Producer: Nicole Inica Hamilton
Assistant Production Manager/ Editor:  Amber Downie-Back

On this episode, guest co-host Travis Knights sits down with Turn Out Radio producer/ host Nicole Inica Hamilton for part 2 of their discussion which takes a look into Hamilton’s career, loss, dreams, and intimate thoughts on her life beyond the stage.

About Nicole Inica Hamilton:

Nicole Inica Hamilton is an award-winning choreographer, and the Founder/ Artistic Director of Inica Dance Industries. A certified educator and member of Dance Masters of Canada and Dance Masters of America, Hamilton has served as a guest teacher, mentor and speaker at institutes across Canada including but not limited to; George Brown College, University of Toronto, York University and University of Calgary. She has presented in national and international conventions including; En Avant-RAD World Convention, Toronto Dance Teacher Expo, Creation Dance Championships, the Performing Arts Medicine Association and more.  Hamilton is an on-air radio Host at CIUT 89.5 FM, and is the Producer/ Host of Turn Out Radio. She reports on the current news affairs of our time with special focus on arts, health, career, and business news. Hamilton is the in-suite moderator for dance Immersion, and has operated as a guest correspondent on media and discussion platforms across Canada including the Career Buzz Show, and Fall for Dance North’s Mambo Podcast. Her voice has been featured on national commercials, film, and television networks where she has moderated, and facilitated conversations with leaders across the globe. In her work in health, Hamilton is a counsellor and actively works with organizations to advocate for and promote healthy practices for dance Artists. Her presentations on practices of self-care, injury prevention, holistic teaching practices and psychological stress have been presented on nationwide platforms, festivals and conferences.

Follow Nicole Inica Hamilton on Instagram HERE

About Travis Knights

Travis Knights is a Tap Dancer. Born in Montreal, Canada, Travis was introduced to the rich oral tradition of Tap by his teacher Ethel Bruneau at age 10. He went on to travel the world spreading his love of rhythm across 4continents, touring with Tap Dogs, Tapestry Dance Company, and the self-produced Tap Love Tour.He is the 2020 recipient of the Jaqueline Lemieux Prize for outstanding contribution to dance in Canada. In December 2021, in partnership with Dance Immersion, Travis, along with renowned Tap Dancer Lisa LaTouche, created and directed Legacy Series: Tap Dance Symposium which aimed to re-introduce Tap Dance to the local Black community in Toronto. In2022, he debuted Anandam Dance theatre’s innovative new work, ‘Ephemeral Artifacts’, a one person show that to date has toured4 countries. He is the 2022 Dora Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Individual. Travis is currently a Slaight Music Artist in Residence at Soulpepper Theatre Company. He currently lives in Brampton, Ontario and hosts The Tap Love Tour Podcast, available on spotify, soundcloud and apple podcasts, (make sure to subscribe) featuring interviews of a myriad of inspiring tap dance artists.

Follow Travis Knights on Instagram HERE