Owner & Artistic Director
Nicki is originally from the Washington D.C. area and went to Salisbury University for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre. From there she continued her education at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She has performed in numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway Productions, National Tours, Cruise Ships and Regional Productions. She has performed in South Pacific, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, You’re a Goodman Charlie Brown, Annie , Hello Dolly, Gypsy, On the Town, 42nd Street, Les Miserables, Lion King, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and more. She is most well known for her renounced US National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, starring as Dorothy.
Nicki has performed with TV, Broadway, and 6-time Tony Award Winner, Audra McDonald at the Kennedy Center, in Washington DC. She has also been a background vocalist for Grammy Award winner, Kenny Rogers. Nicki has performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder, *NSYNC’s JC Chasez, and Shania Twain. She has been seen in the feature film “Then She Found Me,” directed by Helen Hunt and starring Bette Midler, Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick and Colin Firth. She can also be seen in the blockbuster film, produced, directed and starring Chris Rock, “Head of State.”
Nicki has been seen in a number of national commercials for Disney, Universal, Tire Plus, Publix and Monday Night Football Ads.
Nicki has been teaching dance, voice, acting and music theater in the New York, Maryland and Orlando area for over 20 years. Prior to that she started the CCPC’s Children’s Theatre in her hometown of Bowie, MD. in 1999 where she choreographed and directed numerous musicals.
She has been awarded the Dance Educator Excellence and Award and World Dance Championship Recipient. Nicki has recently choreographed for Grammy Award winning, musical group, Train as well as ABC’s The View to choreograph, when they were on location in the Orlando area.
Her newest endeavor has been co-creating the Sparkle Star Dance program for Encore Dance Studio. It is specifically developed for our tiniest dancers, to learn ballet and tap technique in a fun and creative way, while focusing on terminology and technique. Since its start, Encore’s preschool aged students have tripled in size making it one of our most “in demand” classes.
Nicki is thrilled to bring her talent and expertise to Encore, and loves watching our tiniest dancers develop into beautiful stars!