Nikki Stone grew up in Northern Virginia where she trained at various studios, becoming disciplined in a variety of genres. She assisted Billy Larson who afforded her performance opportunities for Dancers Responding to Aids at the Joyce Theatre. She went on to perform in the NYC premier of marInspired’s Unbreakable in January of 2012.
Nikki studied dance at George Mason University under the direction of Susan Shields and Elizabeth Price where she refined and expanded her artistry, as well as teaching methods. It was there that she performed in the works of Luis Torres Ortiz, Camille Brown, and Robert Battle. She also presented Hannah King’s Cyclical Isolation at the University of Kentucky for the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Nikki presented her own choreographic pieces on collegiate stages, and continues to within the sphere of competition dance, where she has received awards for outstanding choreography. She is grateful to have been a part of Voice created by Teddy Tedholm for the 2015 Ace Awards as well as Fourth Shift created by Hannah King in The Dance Project Series.
Nikki eagerly pursues ways to enrich and increase her knowledge of dance, which has recently inspired her study of ballroom and social dancing. She continues to perform, advocate for, and teach movement in the DMV area.
Nikki is incredibly excited to be on staff at Polaris Dance Institute and looks forward to creating a positive, educational, and inspiring dance experience for her students!