Nicky trained at the Arts Educational School, Tring Park and London Contemporary Dance School. She performed professionally for 15 years with leading international choreographers including; Aletta Collins, Charles Linehan, Martin Lawrance and Jasmin Vardimon. She performed at Sadler's Wells’ first ever Breakin’ Convention and appeared in BBC2’s Dance for Camera film, The Lift. During her professional dance career, she was described as ‘mesmeric and fascinating’ by the London Evening Standard, and ‘powerful and stately’ by The Times.

Nicky has taught at many of Britain’s leading dance institutions including The Royal Ballet School (White Lodge), Central School of Ballet and Elmhurst Ballet School. She led the Contemporary and Choreography courses at English National Ballet School 2005-09, with her students winning several international contemporary dance prizes under her tutelage, including The Prix de Lusanne & Beijing International Ballet Competition. The Dancing Times declared her a ‘superb teacher’ and she had the privilege of being invited to speak at ‘Inspiring Women in Dance’ at Sadler's Wells theatre.

In 2005 Nicky qualified as an osteopath. She now divides her time between running her Osteopathic clinic, lecturing, and guest teaching contemporary dance and choreography in UK and Europe, alongside CAT.