Nikki Johnson ADPA – Founder & Managing Director
Nikki Johnson has over 25 years’ experience in performing arts and has the Associate (teaching) Diploma in Performing Arts. She currently performs as a singer and has previously worked as a dancer and musician.
As a mum, she felt that the opportunities for this age group to become involved in performing arts outside the traditional part-time stage school environment was limited and so was inspired to develop this South Yorkshire based company.
Jessica McVeigh – Dance Director
As Noodle’s dance director, Jessica teaches many of Noodle’s dance classes and is responsible for the choreography in our annual show and other performances.
Jessica started her dance training at the age of seven and began teaching when she was just 16. She is an Associate teacher of the IDTA, specialising in ballet. She teaches all areas of dance including ballet, tap, modern jazz, musical theatre, disco and gymnastic dance but enjoys ballet the most!
Jess completed three years of professional musical theatre training at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks and graduated in 2010. Professional credits include dancing in Duo Entertainment’s pantomime ‘Cinderella’, where she shared the stage with Bernie Nolan and Basil Brush, P&O’s Aurora, Thursford Christmas Spectacular and Broadway in Blackburn for SoShow.biz.
Olivia Cutts – Performing Arts Teacher, Dance Teacher & Party Host
Olivia started dancing at the age of 3 and has taken part in many shows and performances. She has completed her IDTA intermediate ballet and modern examinations & pre-associate modern jazz. At the age of 8, Olivia joined a youth theatre, where she completed LAMDA examinations and participated in many charity pantomines. In 2015, Olivia won the lead role of Jack, in St Mary’s Youth Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. Olivia has been a class assistant with Noodle since the age of 15 and she enjoys seeing children improve with their performing abilities and confidence.
Rebecca Kukuc – Performing Arts Teacher, Dance Teacher & Party Host
Rebecca started dancing at three years of age. She has completed both BTEC Performing Arts and BTEC Advanced Dance qualifications. She is passionate about dance and has performed at a variety of events and venues. She has also successfully completed 3 years of dance training at Liverpool John Moores University where she gained BA (Hons) Dance Studies, (specialising in Dance in the Community) Her passion for teaching dance began when she ran her own classes for teenagers and adults before travelling to Australia.
Rebecca is now an experienced Noodle teacher and has been teaching our little Noodlers for the past 2 years – they love her!
Olivia Maltby – Performing Arts Teacher and Party Host
Olivia (Liv) started performing at a young age and has loved every minute of it! She gained a place at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York in 2013 and has appeared in many local productions within the Sheffield area including Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Ghost and Footloose. Olivia is thrilled to be continuing her performing arts journey as a teacher at Noodle, and she wants to encourage her students to love the performing arts as much as she does!
Kelsey Senior – Performing Arts Teacher, Dance Teacher and Party Host
Kelsey began dancing at the age of seven and was taught by our very own Jess! She took part in many shows and dance competitions during her time at dance school and then she went on to study Drama and Theatre Studies at A Level.
Kelsey graduated from the prestigious MADD College in 2019, having completed a 3 year course in Musical Theatre. Whilst at MADD, Kelsey also gained her dance teaching qualification through the IDTA.
Kelsey is enjoying teaching for Noodle and she loves to see our students having lots of fun and learning new skills!
Fliss Blincow – Parties Coordinator and Administrator
There is not very much that Fliss doesn’t know about all things Noodle! For the past seven years, Fliss has worked at Noodle HQ, dealing with all aspects of Noodle administration, customer care, franchise management and running our Noodle Parties business.
We might drive her a little crazy sometimes, but she loves being a part of the Noodle HQ team!