Miss Nikkie

Miss Nikkie Ruud Ripka


Miss Nikkie Ruud Ripka was enrolled in Tap and Jazz at the age of 3 and the rest as they say is history. Her life long passion has led to a nearly 30 year career in dance instruction. Her teaching repertoire includes Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Stage, Choreography, Kids Yoga, and more!

Miss Nikkie, a former Fine Arts Pre-School Director, holds a Members Certification with the C.D.T.A (Canadian Dance Teachers Association) in Tap and Jazz. She is also certified with KAY Yoga (Kidding Around Yoga) in Children’s Yoga. Her expertise has given her the opportunity to share her passions with students of all ages, at studios and schools in L.A, Vancouver, numerous others across Western Canada, and in addition – the opportunity to own and direct her own dance and art schools along the way.


1st Season

With a new home in Calgary, Miss Nikkie is thrilled to continue sharing her passion in her community by joining the team at Diversity Dance!