Nicholas Pallesen

Nicholas Pallesen

Nicholas Pallesen is a transformational coach and mental performance expert who has performed internationally at companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, and many others. He specializes in helping performers get out of their head and into their life. In addition to working with individual clients, he regularly speaks at conservatories around the U.S. and U.K. and is on the faculty of Wolf Trap Opera and the New World Symphony. To learn more, visit

Stage Nerves Because We Care?

“Being nervous is a good thing! It means you care.” I hear that statement thrown around a lot. You? Some people even say we should feel nervous when we perform, because

Are There Really Such Thing As “Stakes”?

As she was preparing for an audition, a violist I’m working with asked me,”Do you ever forget you’re going to be okay no matter what happens in an audition or

#NotThrilledtoAnnounce: : Finding Freedom from Social Media Envy

Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have created a storm of comparison that can lead to jealousy for most users in this digital terrain. Learn how to weather this storm here.

How to Stop Wrestling with Your Negative Self-Talk

Find greater confidence and peace through understanding what your thoughts really are.

Taking a Fresh, Hopeful Look at Performance Anxiety

Consider seven misunderstandings concerning the causes and cures for performance anxiety.