!Nikki, an actress, singer and dancer, was born and raised in Houston, and began dancing at the age of 2. When she was 8 years old, doing a run of Gypsy starring Giselle Mackenzie, she fell in love with musical theatre.
She was the star pupil of her noted dance teacher, Patsy Swayze. Patsy is the mother of Patrick Swayze, and in fact, Nikki and Patrick were early boyfriend and girlfriend (they were each other’s first great loves) and remained very close up until his passing.
Nikki earned ballet scholarships to Geoffrey and Harkness in New York, then moved back to LA to build her career. Soon, she was appearing in the Shubert productions of Evita and Cats, and the national touring company of A Chorus Line.
Some of her other favorite productions have included The Fantastiks, Chaplin, West Side Story, Oklahoma, Nonsense, and Bingo, The Winning Musical.
Nikki has performed with Dom Deluise, Gavin MacCleod, Sergio Franchi, Anthony Newly, Robert Morse, Carol Lawrence, Barbara Eden and Ginger Rogers, to name a few.
Nikki was featured in the OVATION nominated production of A View From the Bridge at Los Angeles’ Pacific Resident Theatre.
Recently, Nikki starred in the critically-acclaimed Sierra Madre Playhouse production of Always … Patsy Cline. The most successful show in the theatre’s nearly 100-year old history.