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Nikaela Harris

Staff Info

Position: Instructor, Choreographer, Dancer
ADP Classes: Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Break Dance
Training: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Break Dance



Nikaela has been dancing since the age of three, and her love of dance has been growing ever since.  She has studied a wide variety of styles, including ballet, hip hop, contemporary, breaking, jazz and tap.  She has danced competitively in hip hop, pom and jazz at Dance Worlds with Strut Performing Arts, also assisting in training other dancers.  Nikaela is currently studying dance at San Jose State University. 

Nikaela’s favorite style of dance is pointe, because it is so challenging and takes a lot of focus and determination. She takes every opportunity she can to take a ballet or pointe class and loves to incorporate the technique into her own styles of dance. Nikaela has also studied Hip Hop and Breaking to broaden her dance vocabulary, discovering that she was good enough at it to compete. Her favorite style to choreograph, however, is contemporary/jazz. She loves to find a story and create a dance to tell it in a fun and creative way.  

After graduation, Nikaela hopes to join a company and dance professionally but ultimately her dream is to choreograph all over the US. Nikaela believes an effective teacher will modify their dances to look good on all the dancers, adjusting the choreography and level to meet the needs of the students. She loves to share her passion for dance with everyone that she can.