Nikki trained at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. Prior to which, she won the All Star Tap Award and the All England Song and Dance Award adjudicated by Arlene Phillips.
She went on to work professionally for Arlene when she took over the lead role of Sandy in the West End production of GREASE, playing opposite Shane Ritchie, Craig McClachlan and Ian Kelsey on separate occasions.
Nikki has had extensive experience in musical theatre including CHICAGO with Denise Van Outen, Claire Sweeney, Marti Pellow and Alison Moyet. She also appeared in the National Theatre’s production of ANYTHING GOES with John Barrowman and Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST with Joseph Fiennes and Olivia Williams. Both productions were directed by Trevor Nunn.
Nikki has also appeared in MACK and MABEL, A CHORUS LINE and played the Shimmy Girl in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ. She was offered the lead role of Pearl in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS but during rehearsals, broke her leg, which meant she couldn’t perform for six months. However, she did get back on stage again, stepping into the lycra pants of Sandy once more in the West End, where she met her husband Andrew.
Her television appearances include three Royal Variety Performances, This Morning with Richard and Judy and played the role of Mrs Fitch in The Baddiel Syndrome. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of Grease, Mack and Mabel and Anything Goes.
Since having her three boys, Nikki has turned her attention to other areas of the industry. She now focuses on leading workshops across the country, teaching children of all ages as well as professional performers, specialising in dance, drama and singing workshops. She also has extensive choreographic/directing experience and has been involved for the past five years in choreographing the Pantomime at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon which has had rave reviews as one of the top five Panto’s in the country to go and see by The Independent newspaper.
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