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Nikki Laurence

Head of Musical Theatre

Nikki joins the IAB from her previous role as Head of Musical Theatre at Cambridge Performing Arts (BodyWork Company Dance Studios).

Nikki trained as a performer at London Studio Centre, graduating with a BA(Hons) in Theatre Dance, specialising in Musical Theatre. After a varied performing career incorporating musical theatre, straight acting, commercial dance, live music and European tours, she started working in vocational performing arts training, and has taught Singing at many of the top London colleges, including Arts Ed London, Mountview, LAMDA, Italia Conti, Urdang Academy and London Studio Centre.

Nikki also regularly works as a Musical Director, of which credits include Bad Girls the Musical; The Pajama Game; Chicago; Lift – the Musical; Jack and the Beanstalk; Sleeping Beauty; Tick, Tick BOOM!; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Sound Of Music; Spring Awakening; Rent; La Cage Aux Folles; Les Misérables; Wind in the Willows and Wild Wild Women. As Keyboards player, credits include Flashdance; Billy Elliot; Little Shop Of Horrors; A Little Princess; Rent; Bad Girls the Musical; Les Misérables and The Big Big Variety Show.