Nikki Wilkes

Principal/Jazz

From a young age, Nikki knew she wanted a stage career. After leaving school she trained at the prestigious Body Work and Laine Theatre Arts dance schools.

Nikki was a member of a girl band managed by Pete Waterman, appearing on many shows including MTV, Top of the Pops and The Royal Variety Show.

As a dancer, she has worked with artists such as Lemar, Girls Aloud, McFly, and performed with Robbie Williams at Knebworth. She was assistant choreographer on Fame Academy and has choreographed six First Family pantomimes.

Nikki always dreamed of running her own Performing Arts School and founded The Wilkes Academy in 2009. She can’t wait to start working alongside Suzanne on their new endeavour and is a firm believer that with hard work and passion you can achieve anything.