Nikkie completed her performance degrees at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, before travelling overseas to play a chamber music tour of Italy and participate in Masterclasses and festivals in London and Germany.
Since 1997 she has played with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, for Musica Viva in the string quartet ‘Crisantemi’; the Neu Chamber Orchestra of Colonge (Germany) , Opera House Orchestra Proms, Melbourne Philharmonia, the Sydney Lyric Orchestra and Sydney Festival.
Nikkie performs many tours and sessions, most recently The ‘White Album’ show touring Australia; and Glen Sharock, Jerry Lewis, Glen Parkinson, Chrissy Amphlett, The Baby Animals, Elaine Paige, The Aria Awards, ‘Diesel’, Missy Higgins, and Angus and Julia Stone.
Nikkie has performed on movie soundtracks, including Maos Last Dancer, Lego Movie 2, Australia, Happy Feet 1 & 2; and Live Orchestra screenings have been with the movies ‘Psycho’ and ‘Bugs Bunny on Broadway’. Recent TV appearances have been on X Factor and Australian Idol.
Nikkie founded her own quartet ‘Lushous strings’ who are the ‘On Hold’ music for Telstra, also recording the theme track to Channel 7’s series ‘ A place called home’ and Optus advertisements. Nikkie teaches at her home studio and at
St Joesphs College School.