Nicole Cutler is a professional Latin American dancer and former World Amateur Latin-American champion & made every Professional Latin American final from 2000-2004.
She was born Nicole Westdyk in Durban, South Africa and after taking up ballet at the age of four, first tried out ballroom and Latin-American dancing at the age of twelve. In South Africa she danced competitively with Andrew Magin and Warren Smith before moving to the UK in 1990. In 1994 she teamed up with Matthew Cutler. During their competitive career as Amateurs, they won EVERY Latin American title there was to win including the World & European championships and twice the Open British Championships which most regard as the greatest Ballroom & Latin American competition in the world.
In 1999 they formed the principal couple in the stage show Burn the Floor.
As professionals, Matthew & Nicole enjoyed great success and were included in every Professional Latin American Final. Their greatest Professional Latin American achievement was being placed 2nd in the European Professional Latin American Championships in Paris and winning the World Professional Masters Competition in Innsbruck - Austria.
Matthew & Nicole are regarded as one of the most successful English Latin American couples of their time and they are now regarded as one of the best demonstrating couples, adjudicators and teachers.
Nicole has twice received the Carl Alan Award for "outstanding contributions to dance". Something no other English couple have achieved.
Nicole has also met the Queen twice for services to the dance world and her achievements.
Major Professional Titles
All England Professional Champion 2004
World, Open British, International and UK Professional Latin finalist, 2000 - 2004
UK Closed Professional Latin Champion, 2000, 2002
World Masters Professional Latin Champion, 2000
Major Amateur Titles
UK Open Amateur Champion 2000
Open British Amateur Champions 1997, 1999
World, European & International Amateur Champion 1999
Closed British Amateur Champions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999
Closed UK Amateur Champions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Dutch Open Amateur Latin Champions 1998, 1999
South African Open Amateur Champions 1990, 1994
Also including many other Amateur & Professional National
& International titles.
Strictly Come Dancing & Stage Shows
Nicole was a lead dancer in the original world wide hit stage show Burn the Floor.
Nicole has been a professonal dancer in 3 series of Strictly Come Dancing with Dairmuid Gavin, Nicholas Owen & John Barnes as well as taking part in the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour partnering Chrisopher Parker.
Nicole was the leading lady in
Brendan Cole's - Live and Unjudged Tour.
Nicole has performed at many corporate functions over the years for many famous events & people.
Nicole has been a teacher & performer on various cruise ships including P&O Cruise Liners & Celebrity Eclipse.
Nicole has performed at Move It in London's Earls court.
Strictly Come Dancing
Nicole Has appeared in 3 series of Strictly Come Dancing
In Strictly Come Dancing series 5, Nicole Cutler partnered John Barnes.
John improved through the series, but John and Nicole were eliminated in week 8 of Strictly Come Dancing 2007.
Nicole Cutler partnered Nicholas Owen in series 4 of Strictly Come Dancing. They were the first dancers to be voted off the series.
Nicolas Owen was full of praise for Nicole Cutler afterwards, saying: "This woman is an amazing dancer, as you all know. It's been the most amazing experience for me."
In series two, she partnered Diarmuid Gavin. and got to week 8 of 12 weeks! Quite and achievement as they constantly had the lowest scores but their popularity kept them going week to week.