Nikki grew up dancing in the Detroit area and discovered early on that dance was her first love. She studied at several local studios, attended ballet classes at Marygrove College, worked as the jazz assistant at the American Ballet Theater’s summer intensive, and toured with Dance Olympus Dance Convention.
After graduating from high school, Nikki moved to New York City to follow her dreams. While in the city, Nikki got the opportunity to perform in Carnival, on MTV’s Total Request Live, and as a featured dancer in The Joint Venture Company of Wonders at the Beacon Theater. She also spent several years performing under the direction of Deborah Wilson.
In addition to performing, Nikki has always had a great passion for teaching. She has spent the last 12 years sharing her love of dance with both children and adults. Nikki established and coached the Grosse Pointe South J V and Varsity dance teams, choreographed musicals and show choir competition routines, and has trained dancers of all ages in tap, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, and leaps & turns.