Hi, I'm Nikki.
I trained as a musical theatre performer at London Studio Centre, graduating in 2000. After several years working as a performer, I made my way into vocational performing arts training, teaching Singing at many London conservatoires including Arts Ed London, Mountview, Urdang, LAMDA, Italia Conti and London Studio Centre.
Having then spent three years as Head of Musical Theatre at BodyWork Company Dance Studios in Cambridge, I recently came to the end of four wonderful years as Head of Musical Theatre at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona. I joined the IAB at the end of its first year, wrote the BA Hons Musical Theatre degree programme, and ran the Musical Theatre faculty, which incorporated two BA Hons degrees (Musical Theatre and Popular Music) and the IAB Foundation Certificate in Musical Theatre.
I hold a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance, specialising in Musical Theatre, from London Studio Centre, a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) in Theatre and Performing Arts, am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and am currently studying for an MSc in Creative Arts and Mental Health at Queen Mary's University of London.
Aside from being a very experienced vocal coach, I also work as a musical director and keys player, with over 30 productions under my belt as Musical Director, plus several as Director.
Having been on the audition panel for many drama schools and professional musical theatre productions, and worked alongside countless industry professionals over the last twenty years, I am an expert in what is required to succeed in auditions.