Nikki Ball AISTD-DDE
Nikki started dancing at the age of three, and at 17 gained a scholarship to train at Performers College, Essex. During her 3 years there she specialized in Ballet, Modern, Tap, Commercial, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre. She also gained her ISTD qualifications in both Tap and Modern Associates, both passed with Distinction. Whilst at Performers, Nikki had the opportunity to perform at many leading London venues including The London Palladium, Her Majesty’s Theatre and the Grosvenor hotel, park lane.
After graduating Nikki toured intensively as a professional dancer with Spirit of the Dance. Tours included Spirit of the Dance and Broadway show (Asia, Europe and UK). She was also resident dancer for Spirit of the Dance in America (Reno, Nevada & Branson, Missouri).
Nikki worked as a dancer/choreographer in many Corporate and commercial events and one of her highlights was Choreographing and dancing in the music video for the Wideboys hit (Bomb the Secret) in 2008.
Nikki has taught for the past 10 years as a freelance dance teacher and choreographer. She was the head of dance for the School Sport Partnership at Havant Academy for 5 years, dance teacher at Iris Barnes School of Dance, Stage Coach Theatre Arts School and the prestigious Italia Conti’s Arts School. During her 5 years at Italia Contis, She gained invaluable experience and that’s where her inspiration to one day open her own theatre school began. Passing on her knowledge and experiences to the younger generation continues to drive Nikki’s passion for teaching.
Nikki is now very proud to have fulfilled her ambition by opening Centre Stage Academy of Theatre Arts.