As part of her dance troupe, Baila Conmigo, New Jersey-native Nicole Bedoya ’18 won first place in the salsa ladies division, second place in the acrobatic salsa teams division and was a finalist in the salsa duo division in 2012-2013. Also in 2013, she won an award for a cabaret salsa at an annual regional competition. In 2014, she won first place in the same-gender duo division at the World Salsa Summit.
Baila Conmigo also participated in the ninth season of America’s Got Talent,” making it to the top 24 before being eliminated on September 3, 2014. After being eliminated, Nicole headed straight to Emmanuel to begin her freshman year.
Nicole will be showcasing her Latin-dance skills on March 5th in the Emmanuel Auditorium as part of Dancing with the EC Stars, a fundraiser to benefit Emmanuel College Dance Marathon’s efforts for Boston Children’s Hospital. She is partnered with Director of Multicultural Programs Jeffrey Smith Jr.