Nikki is thrilled to be teaching at LAD this upcoming year! Nikki is a graduate of Rollins College and has two Masters of Education degrees through St. Xavier University and Benedictine University. While continuing her education, Nikki has been a master teacher in the Wisconsin and Chicagoland areas and has continued her education in dance through professional development in New York, California and Arizona. Studying with master teachers such as Robert Sherry, Homer Bryant and Russell Sultzbach, of the American Ballet Theatre, has developed her into the instructor she is today. Coaching the Lake Forest Dance Team from 2011-2017, Nikki lead the team to top three finishes including two National titles, the team’s first in the history of the program.
Ms. Lazzaretto is currently on staff at Deerfield High School in the Fine Arts Department and is the co-sponsor of Deerfield Dance Company.