Nicky Manego | Tap Instructor



CSTD Teacher (affiliate member) – teaching Jazz & Tap – Tinies to Teaching Diploma level
Certificate IV in Training And Assessment 2011 Certificate IV in TAE 2012
Cert IV in Dance Teaching and Management (ADI) Senior First Aid Certificate – current
Certificate in Education Studies, Griffith University Diploma in Dressmaking and Pattern Design


Nicky has been involved in the performing arts industry for many years both as a performer and a teacher/choreographer.

Her professional career started when she was a teenager working for Channel 9 Brisbane alongside Paul Sharratt in a variety of productions both televised and on stage. She has toured Australia and overseas in many shows as a model, dancer and singer. Nicky’s credits include the Jackie Love Show, Magic Millions Gala (New Zealand & Kentucky, USA), Royal Bicentennial Concert, Queensland Day Concert at World Expo, Evita (the musical), Swing (the musical), the Australian Film Industry Awards, Corporate Events and various television appearances on the Ray Martin Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Willing and Able and Holiday Island.

As a teacher/choreographer, Nicky has had many years of experience teaching and coaching students of all ages in a variety of dance styles. She was trained through the CSTD Syllabus and continues to teach the Syllabus to her students today. Nicky also studied at ‘The Ross Coleman Performing Arts Studios” in Sydney and ‘Pineapple Dance Studios’ in London.   Nicky has choreographed for performance teams, duos, trios and solos,  National Sports Acrobatics Teams, Fashion and Hair Shows and developed original works for the Queensland State Education Department as part of the Wakkakirri program. In recent years Nicky has also been invited to choreograph for the Creative Generation State Schools on Stage Spectacular, which is staged in Brisbane and televised on Network 10 annually.

Nicky’s aim is to inspire, nurture and encourage performers of all ages to discover their natural talent and believe in themselves. 

“Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion”