Mrs. Nikki Lazzaretto



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Mrs. Nikki Lazzaretto

Mrs. Lazzaretto is a graduate of Rollins College. Performing with the college's dance company, she was named Rollins Outstanding Dancer and received the Annie Russel Dance Scholarship. After receiving her BA in English with a minor in Secondary Education and Dance in 1998, she acquired her MA in teaching and leadership from St. Xavier, as well as a MA in reading and literacy from Benedictine University. Nikki has studied under several masters including Homer Bryant, Robert Sherry, Pam Boling and Russel Sultzbach of American Ballet Theatre. She was a master teacher for Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Dance Masters Wisconsin and was featured in Lake County Magazine for her contribution to dance instruction. Nikki has been on staff at Dancenter North and Lincolnshire Academy of Dance and recently retired as the head coach of a nationally ranked dance team. Mrs. Lazzaretto is entering her third year as co-director and choreographer of Deerfield Dance Company.

Contact Information: 


phone: 224.632.3169


Period 1-- Dance Explorations

Period 3-- Intermediate/ Advanced Dance

Period 4-II-- Advanced Repertoire (Dance Company)

Period 6-- Intermediate/ Advanced Dance 

Period 8-- Advanced Repertoire (Dance Company)


  • Company Auditions:

    November 6 3:30-6, November 7  3:30-5, November 8 3:30-6

    Dance Company consists of choreography from professional guest artists, students, and the Dance Company co-sponsors.  The genres can cover all forms of dance and are not limited.

     Auditions for the company will include a contemporary dance and a hip hop/ jazz dance.  

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  • Dance Class Performance is the culminating event for the semester in dance.  It includes student choreography and teacher choreography learned in class.  In order to produce these shows, it is improtant to mark and clear your calendars for the tech dates (practice on stage and in costume before the performance) and the performance itself.  Please note the dates for both semseter performances and rehearsals:

     Semester 1


    Tech Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 for Dance Explorations and Intermediate/ Advanced after school (3:30-?)

     Performance: Thursday, January 4th, 2018 7:30

    (Tech for Advanced Dance after school 3:30 December 13th)

     Semester 2

    Tech Rehearsal and Explorations and Int/ Advanced Only Performance:  Tuesday, April 17th 7:30 (Tech after school at 3:30)--dinner break when you are done teching; return to school by 7pm



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