Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Nicola Curry began dancing at the age of three in Danville, Pennsylvania. After moving to Colorado Springs, she attended the National Ballet School in Toronto, Canada. While at the National Ballet School, she won the Peter Dwyer Dance Scholarship awarded by the Canadian Council for the Arts. Upon graduating with academic honors in 2004, she was awarded the Erik Bruhn Memorial Award for excellence in ballet and the Patricia Goss Fine Art Award.
Curry has attended many summer programs on scholarship including Pacific Northwest Ballet, Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell and American Ballet Theatre. She was a five-time recipient of American Ballet Theatre's National Training Scholarship. She has worked with world-renowned choreographers and performers including Jiri Kylian, Arlette van Boven, Tour Van Schayk. John Neumeier, Joysanne Sidimus, Karen Kain, Sergiu Stefanshi and Matajash Mrojewski.
Curry joined the ABT Studio Company in the Fall of 2004, the main Company as an apprentice in May 2005 and as a member of the corps de ballet in March 2006.
Her repertoire includes a Dacha Dweller in The Bright Stream, Her Stepsister in Cinderella, Hermia in The Dream, Nanine in Lady of the Camellias, Madame in Manon, the Nanny and the Sugar Plum Fairy in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, Lady Capulet and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, the Queen and the Countess in The Sleeping Beauty, a big swan in Swan Lake, Anna in La Sylphide and roles in Airs, Baker's Dozen, Ballo della Regina, Black Tuesday, Company B, In the Upper Room and One of Three. She created a leading role in Citizen.