Artist Spotlight: Nikki Michelle Heinrich

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Who are you and what do you do?

I am a dancer, actor and mother of 3. I have been on stage in theatre productions, in film, commercials and on TV. I have a burlesque troupe called Honey & Rose Burlesque and dance with other performing groups in Southern AZ.

Why does it matter?

Performing is a way for me to be creative, try new things and make people happy. It matters because people need the ability to watch performing arts and de-stress from their daily lives. If I can make them think outside the box, laugh, cry and forget about life\’s daily struggles, then I have succeeded as a performer.

When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?

I knew at a young age that I wanted to perform but I didn’t know how. It wasn’t until about 5 years ago, when I auditioned for my first stage performance that it all came together, and I haven’t stopped since.

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?

In the beginning, I remember, that I had so much to learn. Performing was more than just standing there in front of an audience. I had a job to do and I needed to know what I was doing to perform that job and perform it well.

What is your dream performance?

Dancing burlesque in Las Vegas.

Which living person do you most admire?

Dita Von Teese. She’s amazing. She hasn’t stopped performing and perfecting herself. She’s an amazing role model.

What is the quality do you most like in a man?

Selflessness. Putting your own needs aside and taking the time for others is an amazing quality to have.

What is the quality do you most like in a woman?

Humbleness. A humble woman is such a joy to be around. She isn’t concerned about herself and showing off what she has accomplished.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?

Dancing. Dancing makes me feel alive. I love it more than acting. I feel young, vibrant, strong and lost in a good way.

What is your favorite curse word?

Shit

What sound or noise do you love?

Ocean waves

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

In a past life, I think I would have liked to be a nurse.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

I know that you weren’t perfect, but I love you and accept you for who you are.

You can learn more about Nikki on her website, Nikki Michelle Heinrich.  You can catch her performing burlesque in Phoenix and other parts of Arizona with her troupe Honey & Rose Burlesque.

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