directing highlights include:
New York City Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio
Florida Grand Opera Le nozze di Figaro, L’heure Espagnol, La Boheme and La Rondine 
Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos Lisbon, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Opera Zuid, The Netherlands, The Love for Three Oranges
Portland Opera The Love for three Oranges, The Mikado
Eugene Opera Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen
Virginia Opera HMS Pinafore,
Dayton Opera Il Trovatore
Madrid Mozart Festival Le nozze di Figaro (Co Director)
San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program Il Matrimonio Segreto, L’elisir d’amore
Mc Gill Opera, Montreal Il Capuleti e I Montecchi, Le nozze di Figaro
University of Southern California The Dialogues of the Carmelites
Cal State Long Beach Die Fledermaus, La Fille du Regiment, Cosi fan Tutte
Lawrence Opera Conservatory, Appleton WI Albert Herring
The Royal College of Music, Opera Scenes
Chapman University, Kurt Weill Revue
Chapman University, Die Fledermaus, Act II

Nicola was Head of Movement and Dance at English National Opera (1983 – 2001) where she choreographed over 40 productions including: Die Fledermaus, Eugene Onegin, The Pearl Fishers, The Damnation of Faust, The Flying Dutchman, Khovanschina, Princess Ida, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Die Soldaten, Wozzeck

In addition she has choreographed:
Scottish Opera -- Salome, Rigoletto, 
Glimmerglass Opera -- The Abduction from the Seraglio, Le nozze di Figaro, Salome, Imeneo , Orpheus & Eurydice
Bonn Oper, Dresden Oper, Bavarian Oper, Munich, Boston Lyric Opera -- Salome,  
Glyndebourne Festival Opera , Geneva Opera, Graz Oper,
The National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing -- Die Fledermaus
Korean National Opera -- Die Fledermaus, Der Fliegende Holländer

Seattle Opera -- Rigoletto, Die Fledermaus
San Diego Opera -- Salome, Don Quichotte, Tannhauser, 
Santa Fe Opera -- Faust, Carmen, Rigoletto, romeo & juliette, Don Giovanni
Arizona Opera -- Aida
Handel Festival -- Halle Ariodante
Washington National Opera --Vanessa
The Dallas Opera -- Maria Stuarda, Roberto Deveraux, Anna Bolena, Boris Godunov
Los Angeles Opera -- Fidelio, Falstaff, Madame Butterfly
Portland Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago -- Street Scene
McGill Opera , Montreal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
UCLA, Cosi fan Tutte (Period etiquette coach)


Her work for Opera Conservatory/Young Artists programs include:
The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Program
San Francisco Opera Merola and Adler programs
Los Angeles Opera
Glimmerglass Opera
Florida Grand Opera
Santa Fe Opera
Arizona Opera
Cincinnati Opera
Songfest, Los Angeles
McGill Opera Conservatory, Montreal
Atelier Lyrique, Opera de Montreal
The Royal College of Music, London

master classes:
"Dance, Dress, and Decorum, 1550 - 1910" A period etiquette series of seven classes intentioned to inform singers of the origin of costume and how it should be worn in a period opera production, as well as how it effects physical performance.

English diction coaching:
Los Angeles Opera, The Turn of the Screw, Albert Herring, The Rape of Lucretia, Billy Budd

BBC TV:
A History of the Waltz (aired as an interval feature during the broadcast of Die Fledermaus from Glyndebourne Festival Opera which she choreographed)