Born in Singapore from nationalities of Australia and China, Kris Dao Nicholls grew up around various cultures and different arts scenes. After moving to Taiwan at the age of 8, he was involved with music and martial arts training. He then joined the U-theatre high school training program, where he dug deeper into Martial arts, gymnastics, music, composing and drumming.
Graduating at 16 years old, he started learning dance and went to Folkwang University of the Arts and finished his 4 year dance bachelor, at the age of 21, going straight to Lithuania after.
Kris joined AURA dance theatre in July 2020.