Nikki Abdilla / Director
Director / Principal Teacher / Owner
A.C.B.A. - C.I.C.B
Nikki is the proud owner and principal teacher at Premier School of Dance. Her love for dance started at the age of five. Nikki trained and excelled in Classical Ballet (Cecchetti and Borovansky methods), tapping, jazz, hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre. Nikki has achieved her Associate teachers status. As an adult, Nikki also studied and competed in Flamenco and Cuban Salsa.
Before managing her own school, Nikki was a dance instructor and choreographer in Adelaide and London over a 13year period. Whilst teaching abroad she trained at prestigious dance institutions including Pineapple Studios, Dance Works, and The Place. Upon returning to Australia Nikki continued to choreograph, teach and perform for Adelaide’s best agencies and schools. A highlight of her career was successfully auditioning for the television show of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. With over 4,000 dancers auditioning Australia-wide, Nikki was placed in the top 100 dancers in Australia and was flown to Sydney for filming.
Nikki is delighted to have her own studio where she can nurture her student’s development from a young age and watch them mature into skilled, confident dancers. “When I see a student’s technique and confidence improve I feel I’ve achieved something truly remarkable”. Observing the ongoing development and enjoyment of each student is what drives her to grow the school and continue to teach with passion.
Nikki encourages discipline and respect from her students but her warm demeanour makes her an approachable teacher. She creates an environment where students can feel safe, supported and cared for. Nikki’s students reach their potential through encouragement and support.
Nikki has handpicked her team of teachers. Premier’s success and high standard is a direct reflection on the quality teachers at Premier. The teaching staff are passionate about dance education and foster a love of dance in their students.
As Director of the school, Nikki is highly organised, making information easily accessible for premier families.
With Nikki’s direction and her committed team, Premier is a school where students flourish, be it for enjoyment or to pursue a professional career in dance.