Nicolette Atkins


Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Associate Teacher and Director of Operations & Marketing:

Nicolette Atkins Nicolette serves LABA both as an Associate Ballet Teacher and as Director of Operations and Marketing. She studied classical ballet, tap, modern and Spanish dance in her native South Africa with her mother SannieMarie Slabbert, and teachers Pam Wedd, Hennie Grobbelaar and Lorna Haupt. Nicolette graduated from the Pretoria High School for Art, Ballet and Music with a distinction in Practical Ballet and completed her Cecchetti Advanced exam in the same year. She attained her Cecchetti Associate Teacher's Diploma with Honors and is a member of the International Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) and Cecchetti USA. Nicolette has a liberal arts degree and a post-graduate Teacher's Diploma from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Before joining LABA full time, Nicolette worked in arts marketing in South Africa, LA Opera and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. “Ballet has been a touchstone of joy throughout my life. I love working at LABA because I believe in the Studio’s philosophy of providing instruction based on solid technique and artistic expression, and nurturing young people to succeed and thrive in life as well as in dance.”

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