Nigel Douglas started dancing while in his teens, beginning with the partner styles of Swing and various South American dances. He trained as an instructor and later taught in studios around Australia and The UK, including “Ruby’s Dance Club” in London.
He is also trained in jazz, classical, and contemporary dance, and has performed in musicals, pantomimes and dance-theatre productions.
In 1987, he and his partner were the winners of the Queensland ‘Dirty Dancing’ competition final, subsequently performing with the touring company in their Brisbane shows.
His performance credits include several years working with Arts-in-Education programs, touring schools throughout the state, for both the Australian Folkloric Company and Expressions Dance Company, in conjunction with the Queensland Arts Council.
During the early nineties, while teaching in overseas, Nigel became focused on Tango and since that time has made regular study trips to Buenos Aires, as well as hooking up with prominent Argentine teachers in several European and Australian capitals.
Nigel can be seen on the dance floor in several feature films, has provided choreography for actors in a television series (Headland 2006), and has himself appeared on screen in small speaking rolls. (Including playing a priest in the TV drama “All Saints.”)
While living in Sydney, Nigel taught dance courses for TAFE, Dance Central, and Sydney University. He currently teaches Tango in venues around Brisbane.
Nigel joined 2ballerinas in 2017