THE BLOG: T.D.O.T is an acronym for The Dancers Of Toronto. The mission is to Recognize,Showcase and Nurture The Dancers and Choreographers in the Toronto Dance community.
THE AUTHOR: On Jan 24th 2011 Nikki decided to create a blog to Recognize and Showcase Dancers in her community. Having had the Pleasure and Opportunity to work with and know some Amazing and Talented Dancers and Choreographers she felt the need to profile them, really having a mission to target all Dancers in Toronto even the ones she didn’t know personally. She began to reach out to the Dance community and the response was amazing. Through the increasing number of Dancers and Choreographers in the T.D.O.T. network as well as Nikki’s experience working in the field of Dance, Music, Fashion, Promotions and Fitness the blog started to become an online resource for Dancers in Toronto. After a few short months of having the blog Nikki found herself being contacted to book Dancers for jobs and teach classes. The blog started to create opportunities Nikki could have never imagined. Taking note of the doors that were opening she worked for 3 months on an Application that would give her the means and training to start her own business. Her hard work and determination got her accepted into the 10 week program where she trained intensively at the Toronto Business Development Centre. Nikki is currently working towards growing and expanding The Dancers of Toronto’s services ranging from artistically directing and booking professional experienced Dancers and Choreographers for small to large scale events, promotions and more. Creating Dance workshops and Training programs across Canada and in Australia where she works closely with her longtime friend Ashanti Suryiam and her Australian Dance Company Realise Energise Dance (R.E.D). Once she completes her Pilates certification she is looking to create Health and Fitness programs based around Dance, Pilates, conditioning and nutrition for professional, recreational and Non Dancers. Nikki has recently been named Dance Ambassador by the Canadian Dance Assembly for their I Love Dance/J’aime La Danse 6 year campaign she has found her true passion and calling and that is to “Recognize, Showcase and Nurture, The Dancers and Choreographers of Toronto”
“Never give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is over until the moment you stop trying.” ~unknown