A Chat With Endicott College Dance Team Coach Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch – LDCPS4E13
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Nikki Sao Pedro-Welch earned an M.F.A in Interdisciplinary Art (with emphasis on Choreography and Pedagogy) from Goddard College, an M.Ed. in Arts in Learning from Endicott College, and a B.A. in Dance from Point Park University. She has been the Coordinator of Dance, an Assistant Professor, and head coach of the Endicott College dance team for the past 13 years.
Pedro-Welch has coached the dance team to win three UDA National Championships (College Open Pom 2020, 2021, and Open Game Day 2021) along with three top-5 national placements, four top-10 national placements, 10 consecutive UDA regional titles, and four Best Choreography awards.
Pedro Welch’s professional dance credits include: Quicksilver Dance, The Boston Celtics Dance Team, Danny Swain Dance Company, Peter DiMuro/Public Display of Motion, and Monkeyhouse.
Her professional choreography has been shown in Styria, Austria, New York City, and throughout New England.
She also has been adjudicating for MSSAA Dance Team New England, Regional and State competitions, Universal Dance Association’s Regional and National competitions for the past eight years.
Lastly, Pedro-Welch is a college representative for the National Dance Coaches Association.
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