Nikki trained as an artistic gymnast in her childhood home, Washington state, USA. After moving to the UK as a teenager, she became active in the afro-Brazilian martial art of capoeira and gained a few judo belts before her discovery of circus. Nikki now specialises in hand-to-hand with her acrobatic partner, JD Broussé. When not at training, Nikki works as a fundraiser and development manager with a range of charities nationwide. She has given up her day job to run away with Square Peg contemporary circus.