NIMOLI STUDIO FACULTY
Meet NiMoli Faculty
NiMoLi stands for Nikki Molina; a nick name given to Nikki at the age of five and stuck with her through her dancing years. So it’s now the name of her studio. Nikki Molina began dance at the age of three studying tap and ballet.
While attending University of Arizona, Nikki studied jazz, modern, ballet, african, and salsa. She was a member of the University of Arizona Pomline, and performed with two hip hop crews. Next stop, Los Angeles, California. Here Nikki attended 100’s of auditions for stars such as Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, JLo, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, and more. She was fortunate enough to land gigs such as Vegas Week Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, Zendaya’s Disney music video “Dig Down Deeper”, blockbuster film “FreakDance”, and Toddrick Hall’s Youtube series “Popstar High”. Nikki returned to St. Louis in 2013 cherishing the lessons of dance she had experienced thus far and wanted to share it in her own way. Then NiMoLi LLC was born!
Lindsey handles the administrative duties for NiMoli Studio. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance & Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. LIndsey has been with the studio since January 2016.
Mary Virtue, a native to Saint Louis, began her training at a young age at Dayspring School of the Arts, and had the benefit of receiving a wide range of training in ballet, jazz, modern and tap. She continued her training at Ballet Magnificat!
In 2010, Mary became a company member of Common Thread Contemporary Dance, under the artistic direction of Jennifer Medina. Being a part of Common Thread allows Mary to continue to grow both technically and artistically in a professional environment.
With over 5 years of teaching experience, Mary has had the joy of teaching a variety of levels and styles of dancing. Working with different age groups, from three year olds to intermediate and advanced dancers, has made her a versatile and knowledgeable instructor.
Colleen Marie teaches Aerial, Jazz and Ballet for NiMoli Studio. She has been dancing and performing since the age of four. Colleen has experience in numerous styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, pom, hip hop, and modern.
Before attending the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was a member of the Golden Girls, Colleen spent the summer as an instructor for Universal Dance Association where she taught and choreographed routines and judged dances performed by high school teams.
In more recent years, Colleen Marie has continued to expand her dance knowledge and performance skills. She attends conventions and frequents workshops to stay up-to-date on the current trends of dance. She judges the St. Charles Classic Dance Competition at St. Charles High each year.
Colleen is employed by Talent Plus as an entertainer where she performs everything from dance to aerial silks. Her passion for the aerial arts has brought her to new heights with her teaching career. She is currently enrolled in an aerial teaching certification program through the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont where she works closely with a mentor to continuously improve her safety and teaching skills.