Following her GCSEs, Nicola went on to study for a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, a Higher National Diploma in Music Theatre and a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (Theatre).  Upon finishing her studies she resumed her dance training and qualified as a teacher and is now a Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD).


Nicola has been a member of several amateur operatic societies in the Yorkshire area, taking principle and chorus roles, and also being a member of the production team as Musical Director and Choreographer.  She was also a member of MAYC Orchestra and Singers, a national youth organisation which gave her the opportunity to sing solos in venues such as the Blackpool Winter Gardens and Canterbury Cathedral. 


Nicola has worked as a dance and singing tutor at other Theatre Arts organisations and has previously provided ‘Morning Stars’ drama club in a local school.


Nicola launched Epworth Dance Academy in January 2009 but, wanting to reach more areas of the arts, the academy was soon renamed Epworth Performing Arts Academy, or EPAA.  She is looking forward to seeing EPAA and all the students getting bigger and better.