Managing Director, Creative Director, Choreographer.
Since the age of 11, Nichola has dedicated her life to dance.
The desire to dance can be traced back to her high school days spent in Manchester, where she learned the basics of dance at Fred Longworth High School. Inspired by her then teacher, she embarked upon a career in dance. She achieved entry into Winstanley College, one of the top ten colleges in the UK, to study AS and A Level dance, where she received her first taste of dance teaching, instructing younger children at her previous school. Seeking to develop her career further, Nichola moved her life to London after successfully gaining a place on the Dance and Choreography BA Hons degree course at Middlesex University.
Laura Lloyd - Teaching assistant
Hi, I’m Laura, I am seventeen years old and I am a teaching assistant at NLSDA as well as a member of CTRL - the performing group for NLSDA that performs and competes all around London. I have been dancing with NLSDA for 6 years and during this time I have grown and developed in to a confident dancer and choreographer. Recently I completed my GCSE exams and received an A* in the Dance section of my P.E.
NLSDA has enabled me to excel and reach my potential by challenging me to be a better dancer. By working closely with Nichola Brown I have also received an insight in to the dance industry. With her guidance and patience I have enriched my knowledge and understanding of the complex expressive art which is Dance.
Bodea Valentin - Bboy John
My name is John and I teach breaking for Bboys and Bgirls at NLSDA. I am 23 years old and I live in Enfield town, London. I am originally from Romania.
I have competed in many national and international competitions by myself as well as with my crew 'H2O'. We reached the semi-finals of Romanians Got Talents, and have performed on shows such as 'Dancing with the stars' and 'Romania is Dancing'.
Dance is not just a hobby for me -It is what I want to do, what I love to do and what I want to teach - It is my lifestyle. At the age of 11 my life was hit by a tragedy and I used my dancing as an escape which very quickly became my passion - I now want to share this passion with the next generation of dancers.
Simeon Beckett - NLSDA Teacher and choreographer
Hi My name is Simeon, I am 22 and I have been dancing since the age of 17 which was when I found a joy and passion for street dance and hip hop. I started out as a freestyle dancer and later on started to train in choreography which then led me to wanting to become a more versatile dancer. I earned a scholarship at Urdang Acadmey where I now train in Musical Theatre and classical styles. I have danced for the likes of Rita Ora, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and more. I love to teach and share all the knowledge I gain with others and everyday I strive to keep learning and progressing.