Nakita started dancing at the age of 3 at Sue Bottrill Dance Studio where the stage soon became her favourite place to be. Nakita has advanced training in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, and hip-hop, and continues to enhance her abilities by attending classes and workshops whenever she can. She is currently in the process of completing an Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, as well as continuing to work as a dance teacher, choreographer, and captain of the varsity competitive dance team since her second year at University. By the age of 5 she started dancing competitively and began winning numerous overalls, special awards, and scholarships. Some of her most impressive wins were; Fifth overall top score of the competition, most destined to succeed award, 2nd and 5th overall solo at the University level, and multiple scholarships to L.A. most prestigious intensives “Be Discovered- Summer in L.A. Superstar intensive”. At the age of 12 Nakita headed off to Germany where she represented Canada in the World Dance Competition, receiving 22nd place out of 66 soloists. From this point forward, she knew that dancing was going to be one of the biggest and most powerful influences in her life.
Nakita has not only trained with her studio teachers but as well as under professionals such as SYTYCD finalists and Coastal Dance Rage teachers Blake McGrath, Bobby Newberry, Mary Murphy, and Shannon Mathers. Additionally she was runner-up in Dance Odyssey’s SYTYCD and took the title in Cambridge’s own SYTYCD. Nakita has also successfully completed her BTDA examinations in ballet, jazz, tap, acro, and lyrical.
Nakita was part of a professional company called “ONE movement Dance Company”. The company was put together to educate, empower, and inspire children and teens through movement and dance. The company used dynamic, and high-energy choreography to unite the student body, and teach them that it only takes one movement to create change in the world and STOP bullying. Nakita performed with this company at many elementary schools throughout Ontario.
After training for many years Nakita started off as an assistant teacher at the age of 13, and has now joined the faculty at Dynamic Dance Force teaching multiple disciplines in dance as well as choreographing competitive routines. She loves being back in the studio and watching the new generation of dancers grow. Dance has been one of the biggest inspirations in her life and she loves being able to share her passion with others!
Nakita is currently attending the University of Waterloo for her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. After that she plans on attending Sheridan College for another degree in Bachelor of Science Athletic Therapy. “I dance because, there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving to a piece of music and letting the rest of the world disappear”.