Collage Dance Collective
Memphis, TN native Nikki Taylor began dancing when she was three at several schools throughout Memphis, including the Girls Inc. program and Ballet Memphis.
Taylor went on to earn a BFA in dance performance and choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of and choreographed for Repertory Dance Company in addition to being a teacher’s assistant. After college, she moved to Texas and later returned to Memphis to enter into Collage Dance Collective’s Collage Dance Corps in 2012. In 2014, Taylor joined the main company.
In addition to performing, Taylor taught at schools such as Collage Ballet Conservatory, DanzHouse Memphis, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts.
Alongside Brandye Lee, Daphne Lee, Kimberley Ho-Tsai, and Luisa Cardoso, Taylor was featured in a photo of five women ballet dancers of color which went viral in early 2017.