Nikki was born in Pennsylvania, moved south when she was six months old to become a Georgia peach until her family moved to Central Massachusetts where she primarily grew up, never quite adjusting to the cold. She started dancing on stage at age four, singing for audiences at seven and playing the flute at nine. She discovered a passion for musical theatre while attending Wachusett Regional High School. She went on to The Ithaca College School of Music to study Vocal Performance. During her high school and college years, Nikki not only performed, but also taught flute and voice lessons, was a theatre instructor, helped to cast shows and vocally coached musical theatre productions.
After college graduation she moved to New York City to continue her pursuit of a life in the arts. She attended Circle in the Square Theatre School in Times Square. Nikki performed with professional groups such as the Early Music Foundation of New York and Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers appearing at venues such as Escada 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station for a Skype Promotion. She’s appeared in cabaret shows, both with U-Turn Productions in Chicago and in her own one-woman show “14 Faces” at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre in NYC’s Greenwich Village. Her album “Use What You Got” was recorded at Lofish Productions.
Several years later, Nikki decided to return to the unique part of New York State that had first sparked her interest in college. In recent years, she’s performed with professional groups around the CNY area. She sang with the R & B band, Solstice, appearing at venues including Ithacafest, The Dock, The Chapter House and Lot 10. She sings with The Honey Child Soul Quintet, bringing uplifting, multicultural music to schools, churches and benefit events for non-profit organizations. The group was a recipient of an IPEI Grant to launch the Music for Unity and Social Change Project. They’ve appeared at venues including The State Theatre and The Haunt. Nikki also performed in a new musical called “One October Midnight”, which held its world premier at the Auburn Public Theatre.
Beyond her performance life, Nikki is the Administrative Assistant at Tiffany's School of Dance & Performing Arts Center in Skaneateles NY. She's worked in hospitality, focusing mainly on Sales, Marketing and Event Coordination. Nikki also launched a Meditation & Self Care Class in January of 2017 and plans to offer additional courses in the future.
Nikki enjoys spending time with her harp-playing, picture-taking husband who she met while getting head shots taken. The couple eloped 90 days later in Las Vegas NV by Elvis “himself” at the Graceland Wedding Chapel, which they highly recommend to anyone getting married. Nikki loves traveling, hiking, writing, reading, drawing, knitting, sweating in Bikram Yoga classes and having life expanding conversations with friends over coffee or tea. She is hard working and professional, but also likes to let loose her more goofy and adventurous sides, too!