One of the best skaters we know, Nikita, will be heading up the Aggressive Skating Workshops. She will be assisted by one of three seasoned Skatescool coaches who will also be there to learn from her.
It blows our mind that Nikita is just 18 years old and holds a certificate IV in Training & Assessment. She will blow your mind with her aggressive skating skills. Nikita has also worked for Skatescool over the last couple of years in both in a coaching and event coordination capacity.
Nikita has so much skating experience we don't have enough room to on this page to write it all so in brief here is a little bit about her skating career so far.
Skating since 2007, Nikita is a triple threat, she skates Ramp, Junior Derby and can also Jam Skate. Nikita has always enjoyed coaching and is practiced in breaking down concepts into palatable chunks of information efficiently & effectively.
She played roller derby with Lil Adelaide Rollers (derby name was Trip Trap Slap) for around 2 – 3 years, but eventually stopped to concentrate on her Ramp Skills.
She discovered Jam in 2014 – the skate equivalent of hip-hop / rap dancing. Jam skating is a huge amount of fun and extremely challenging. While she only spent about a year practicing, she still loves busting out moves to tunes.
Nikita's true passion lies on ramps. She has been ramp skating since 2011 and loves every minute of it. When she first began, she was completely unaware there were other roller skaters who also shared her passion, so she invented / learned all her skills from scratch. This means she has a unique skill set and years of experience pushing the boundaries of what she could do. She is now sponsored by Chicks in Bowls (CiB).
A couple of highlights of her skating career from the last couple of years includes: Planning, hosting and skating in the 2016 TGSSSS (The Great Southern Slam Skatepark Showdown) through Chicks in Bowls Adelaide with some of the best skaters from Australia and New Zealand. She was also sponsored by Newcastle Roller Derby League to attend the 2013 Rollerpalooza, a national ramp skating event in Newcastle, NSW. She participated in advanced demos for Melbourne Roller Derby Shredageddon and Rollerpalooza 2013 & 2015. Recently at the end of 2018 Nikita was living her dream and joined Nitro Circus on the big ramp and learnt how to fly!