Nikki has been teaching dance for 15+ years. She grew up in the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon, started dancing at the age of 4 and never stopped. Her training originated in ballet, but grew to encompass many other genres as she got older, including (but not limited to) hip hop, break dancing, cheer, jazz, tumbling, hula, and Tahitian. Through her studies and travels, she learned that she wanted to incorporate her passion for dance into her career path. From 2008-2013, she taught at The Dance Factory in Eugene, Oregon. She then moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013 and started teaching at Studio One Dance Academy, where she still is today. She has danced with various companies, including Oregon Coast Ballet Company, Urban Pulse, Breakdown, and the University of Oregon’s Hawai’i Club’s Hula Halau. She loves creating flash mobs and wedding dances because the motivation and intention behind most projects is simply to have fun and to bring happiness to others.