Beginning her dancing career a young age, Nakia has trained in jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary dance at Body Language Dance and then Industrie Performing Arts. Throughout this time she has been a regular at dancing eisteddfods and polished her musical theatre skills on the stage through her college years.
Talent scouted at the 2018 Tasmanian Dance Festival’s Platform event (a prestigious opportunity for Tasmania’s most talented dancers) Nakia was offered the first ever Moonlight Aviators Scholarship - and has set future expectations extremely high! Stepping straight into a close-knit team of performers as though she’d been there for years, Nakia soon learned to cakewalk, black-bottom and shag with the Aviators, adjusting to the signature styling with ease.
Although the title of Youngest Aviator actually belongs to Amanda (who donned her goggles at the tender age of sixteen), Nakia is currently the youngest member of the flight crew, the youngest and the tallest Aviatrix … and in no danger of anyone trying to borrow her shoes!
With an incredible passion and an inherent dexterity for dance, Nakia plans to dance forever - and hopes, one day, to be paid to do this thing she loves so much.
Photo credit: Loic Le Guilly - Photographer