Circle Drum, Voice, Storytelling
Styles: Traditional and Original Indigenous Song, Musical Theatre
Nicole Joy-Fraser (Settler, Dene Zaa, Nehiyaw and Métis) is an award-winning performing artist who has been storytelling for stage and screen across Turtle Island and beyond. She has collaborated with many celebrated companies such as as Mirvish Productions (Mamma Mia! Original Cast/ US Tour), Factory Theatre, Native Earth, Red Sky, The Blyth Festival, The Charlottetown Festival, Nightwood, Talk is Free, Eclipse Theatre, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The 2010 Vancouver Cultural Olympiad, CBC, and Telefilm.
She also enjoyed living across the Atlantic for a few years where she sang and danced in the multi-award-winning musical "Jerry Springer-The Opera" in the West End and in Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” which toured the UK. Being a part of the 60’s scoop, she knew little of her Indigenous background and since returning home is grateful to have premiered and explored many roles within Indigenous Theatre and Opera, all of which have helped her reclaim her Indigenous Identity and launch her journey into personal decolonization.
Nicole currently lives in Niagara-On-The Lake and as a proud Bear clan member and Bundle carrier, supporting each other through healing and the arts continues to be a passion of hers. She is looking forward playing “Annie Cook” in the outdoor production of The Rez Sisters at The Stratford Festival this summer.