Nikki found her passion for dance and performance over 20 years ago. She has studied various disciplines of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Strength and Conditioning, Burlesque and Belly Dance. Training at many facilities throughout Canada including The Canadian College of Performing Arts and The Royal Winnipeg School of Ballet, she has developed a extensive repertoire of techniques and styles. Nikki loves to perform and has danced in 42nd Street with CCPA, the Nutcracker with the Alberta Ballet, Paquita with the Edmonton Festival Ballet and numerous other shows throughout Alberta and British Columbia. Nikki graduated from the Vancouver Island University with a Technical Theatre Diploma, the Canadian College of Performing Arts with a Performance Certificate and Camosun College with an Exercise & Wellness Diploma. Nikki found her passion for teaching at an early age and has been sharing her joy of dance with students for the past eleven years. Nikki has studied with RAD(Royal Academy of Dance) and CDTA(Canadian Dance Teachers Association). She is a member of the Canadian Dance Teacher’s Association in Ballet and Jazz and an associate member in Modern. She is also a certified Bellyfit® Instructor, Facilitator of THEGROOVE™ and THEGROOVE™ for Kids and has completed the Rainbow Yoga-Kids and Families Instructor Training course. Nikki is a founding member of the burlesque troupe Tongue n' Cheek from Victoria, British Columbia. She is thrilled to be a part of this dynamic group of powerful women who promote self love, positive body image and creative expression. The troupe has shared their spicy energy at many events around Victoria, Vancouver. Nikki is a talented choreographer and loves to explore the connection of movement and sound. She has a passionate and contagious love for dance and she loves sharing it with others through her performances and classes! She feels that anyone anywhere in their story can dance! It is in our DNA to connect to each other, the beat and our movements, gathering as a community to support each other and dance our hearts out!