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Mt. Juliet Middle School Student Appears on Reba McEntire Christmas Special

Nikolas Ware may only be 12 years-old, but the 6th grade student at Mt. Juliet Middle School has some serious dance moves!  In fact, they’re so impressive that he recently landed a key part on the Reba McEntire holiday special, “CMA Country Christmas”, that aired on ABC.  Nikolas, who’s been dancing since the age of 4, told the Tennessean newspaper he does it because he “likes the groove of moving to the music,” along with the energy it creates.  When producers of the show began looking for young dancers earlier this year, FreshTalent Group recommended him for the job and submitted a video that ultimately sealed the deal. 

After the initial rehearsals… Nikolas and the other dancers rehearsed with McEntire for a day, then filmed the show’s segment at Belmont University.  You’ll see him in two different segments.  He was a dancer in one, and a member of the choir in the other.  Nikolas’ father, Quentin Ware, credits much of his success to the world-class choreographers who’ve trained him over the years, “Not only do they teach and explain work ethics, but they encourage, give praise and humor and they motivate everyone to be their best.”  Collectively, the group six have worked with everyone from Janet Jackson to Justin Timberlake. 

As you might imagine, this isn’t Nikolas’ first brush with fame.  Five years-ago, he won a national hip hop competition in Florida, and has since gained a substantial amount of experience working with choreographers across the country.  He already has one music video under his belt, along with an independent film.  We can all probably agree… Nikolas represents Wilson County well!