Nicole Chantal de Weever, President and Founder
Nicole Chantal de Weever is the Founder/Coordinator/President of the Art Saves Lives Foundation
Cultural Ambassador of the island St. Maarten N.A, graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Fairfax Ballet and Motiance.
Ms. de Weever is a recipient of the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway and the ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus for the Musical Fela!
Ms. de Weever performed at The View, Stephen Colbert Report, 64th Annual Tony Awards, The BET Honor’s Awards, Obbie Awards, Broadway on Broadway, Broadway in Bryant Park, Afro Pop Hall of Fame Awards, AUDELCO Awards, Black Film Festival, Dance Africa, West Side Story World Tour, FELA! Off-Broadway, FELA! on Broadway and FELA! World Tour.
Ms. de Weever has had the privilege to work for world renowned choreographers in the industry such as Katherine Dunham, Bill T. Jones, Joey McKneely, George Faison, Rob Ashford, Frank Gatson, Luam Keflezgy, Fatima Robinson, Tanisha Scott, Maria Torres and Abdel Salaam.
Nicole Chantal de Weever has had the privilege to work with The American Library of Congress on the documentary and DVD on the life and technique of Katherine Dunham. Ms. de Weever appeared as an actress on American Gangster directed by Ridley Scott, interviewed by Fox News Primetime Special with John Stossel “What’s Great About America”. Nicole has appeared on The Today’s Show with Ann Curry, interviewed by Leeann Trotter NBC and ABC with Tamala Edwards. Ms. de Weever has appeared as a Principal actress on multiple commercials for the Oxygen channel, and featured as a dancer on the PBS special “Dancing with Life”: Katherine Dunham.
Ms. de Weever was the assistant to VMA Award winning choreographer Jeffrey Page for Beyonce’s video “Girls Run the World”, “Grown Women”, Beyonce’s The Billboard Award, Beyonce’s Chime for Change founded by Gucci and Beyonce’s Oprah Winfrey Tribute. Nicole Chantal de Weever has serve as an assistant to choreographer Shakira Marshall for Ms. Lauryn Hill for BET’s Black Girls Rock. She has also worked with recording artist Angelique Kidjo for the BET Honors Awards. Ms. de Weever has performed with such companies as Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, Creative Outlet of Brooklyn, Prophecy Dance Works, Seventh Principles and featured as a performer for Cirque du Soleil televised first Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Special.
Ms. de Weever was a featured model for Vote #44 for Victory President Barack Obama campaign. Nicole was also one of the featured dancers in the screen projection of the Alicia Keys World Tour “Set the World on Fire Tour” and also a featured dancer in the screen projection for Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter World Tour” and Beyonce’s Chime for Change performance.
Ms. de Weever has spoken on a panel at the UN on Youth using technology and the art to tackle global problems through civil society and government partnerships. Most recently Nicole Chantal de Weever’s biography was published in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography an Oxford Reference book as a part of a course offered at Harvard, John Hopkins and Yale University. This book is a textbook used in classes taught by Mr. Henry Louis Gates Jr an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.