NIkki gaither

FOUNDER/choreographer/instructor

PDX Flash Mob

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I started dancing in the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon at the age of 4 and never stopped. My training originated in ballet, but grew to encompass many other genres as I got older, including (but not limited to) hip hop, break dancing, cheer, jazz, tumbling, hula, and Tahitian. I've always been passionate about dance, but considered it a hobby until 2008 when I was given the opportunity to teach at The Dance Factory in Eugene, OR.  I was originally hesitant to take on the classes, as I already had a full time job, but was told it would just be a temporary fill to help out the dance studio owner while they searched for a permanent instructor.  5 years later, I was still teaching there...


In 2013 I decided to move to Portland and pursue dance as a career. I started teaching at Studio One Dance Academy, where I still teach today, and after a year or so I started getting all these wedding dance and flash mob opportunities sent my way. The more of them I did, the more I realized how much I enjoyed them. Dance is filled with emotion and bringing that expression into a wedding environment, on potentially the most important day of ones life? Or helping someone surprise the one they love?  Well, the feeling of watching that unfurl is indescribable. I fell in love with watching LOVE through movement and decided I wanted to do more and more of it. And then I started asking myself "WHY are people contacting a studio for 3-18 year olds when they need wedding or special event services?" And after searching around I didn't feel like that niche was filled in Portland, so I threw my hat in the ring and started my own business, PDX Flash Mob.


I love creating flash mobs and wedding dances because the motivation and intention behind the projects are simply to have fun and to bring happiness to others. I get people up and moving who don't usually dance and get to work on the most unique, creative projects with the most fun people!  I can't wait to see what gets thrown my way next and to watch this business continue to evolve.

We can take your dancing to the next level. CHECK OUT OUR "VIDEOS" TAB to see recently completed projects and contact us at info@pdxflashmob.com or 503-333-6270 to get started today!