Denise Nix (Thompson)

Dance Theatre of Harlem (1975-1981)

Denise Nix studied at the School of the Pennsylvania Ballet. In 1975 at age 16, she received an apprenticeship with Dance Theatre of Harlem where she progressed to dancing soloist roles such as the Big Swans in Swan Lake and the Dark Angel in Serenade for Strings. Nix worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, JPMorgan Chase, and is currently a nonprofit consultant. She has a BA and MA from New York University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She was named one of Seventeen magazine’s “Superteens” in 1976.

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