Lindy Hop, Balboa, Jazz
Nikki owns the famous ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine, CA, is the director of the Atomic Cherry Bomb Chorus Girl company, and moonlights as Moxie Gold in the Hollywood Burlesque scene.
Nikki is one of the most recognizable follows in the scene today adapting her unique style to each of her dance partners. Nikki grew up with a passion for early Jazz and Swing music; learning to dance was a natural progression. A 1st place win at the 2004 National Jitterbug Championships jump started her competition, performance and teaching career. Her style focuses on the things she loves the most about Lindy Hop: lead and follow, style, rhythm, and musicality. Nikki is a strong believer in dancing for the right reasons: dance for yourself. She feels that we should look to others for inspiration and guidance, but form our own ideas about the dance. Nikki has been a featured performer on Dancing with the Stars, has worked on multiple occasions for choreographer from SYTYCD Mandy Moore, and has appeared in a long list of tv shows, movies, and music videos including the “Happy” video by Farrell Williams. Nikki owns the famous ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine, CA, is the director of the Atomic Cherry Bomb Chorus Girl company, and moonlights as Moxie Gold in the Hollywood Burlesque scene.