From an early age, Nicolas knew that his calling was to be involved in the theater.
Born in 1972 in Soviet Georgia, young Nicolas demonstrated a passion for acting,
dancing and stepping into the spotlight whenever possible.
At just 16 years of age he walked away from his country and family to follow his
dream of studying with his hero, Marcel Marceau. With no money and only his talent
to survive on he performed on the streets to earn enough money for the audition and
entrance exams. His dream came true, after an audition in front of the greatest mime
in the world, he was not only accepted, but was given a 100% scholarship. He went
on to become known as the prized student of Marcel Marceau.
Nicolas then went on to complete his dream and entered into ESRA, the largest private
film school in France. Nicolas was one of the youngest graduates at ESRA, but also
at the top of his class.
After being noticed by a talent scout from Disney he was offered an international
contract and began to travel the world, creating new shows and training new actors.
In 1998 he founded his own company, World Gate Entertainment, featuring his acts
including: The Amazing Statues, Drums of the Congo, Bubble Nicolas and the Marionette.
The Marionette was such a huge success with audiences of all ages and all cultures
that Nicolas decided to put it on film so he could share it with rest of the world.
He then met his future partner Bill Rodd and together they made that dream a reality.