I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA! At the age of eight, I caught the theatre bug and participated in my first show, "Winnie the Pooh" at San Diego Junior Theatre. I had never felt so happy, accepted, and at home. I knew that theatre is what I wanted to pursue. I attended The Catholic University of America where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre and a minor in Theology. I'm back in school at Catholic University currently pursuing the Teaching Theatre through Drama Graduate Certificate!
I'm currently based in Washington, D.C. and work around the country as a professional actress and teaching artist. I believe that bringing beauty, empathy, and compassion to the world through art is crucial in building a happier and kinder world. To do this, we must listen to others, stay playful, and make art that comes authentically from the heart and soul.
Alongside performing and teaching, I enjoy practicing Pilates & yoga, eating delicious meals with those I love, spending time with cats, taking hikes, and watching cooking shows.
A Little Night Music rehearsal at Signature Theatre. PC: Noah Chiet
I taught musical theatre classes on Zoom with Virtual Camp Arena Stage in the summer of 2020! I had a blast teaching in this creative way and every day I worked to bring some joy and confidence to my students. For more information, https://www.arenastage.org/education/virtual-camp-arena-stage/
It's Christmas and It's Live, Lamb's Players Theatre
"And the show levitates to a whole new plane of enjoyment when Nicki Elledge applies her stirring voice (with its songbird vibrato) to It Came Upon a Midnight Clear."
James Hebert, The San Diego Union Tribune
Grease, Toby's Dinner Theatre
"Elledge does not miss with the one real love song, a big hit for Olivia Newton-John, Hopelessly Devoted to You."
Susan Brall, MD Theatre Guide
Grand Hotel, Signature Theatre
"Flaemmchen, the ingénue and movie actress wannabe, is played adorably by Nicki Elledge who was a marvelous Anne in Signature’s “Little Night Music” in 2017. Her “Who Couldn’t Dance with You”, sung and danced with Bobby’s Otto Kringelien will make you want to get up and dance."
Sara Dudley Brown, The Zebra
A Little Night Music, Signature Theatre
"Frederik’s wife Anne is played to perfection and simplicity by sweet-voiced Nicki Elledge."
Jeffrey Walker, DC Theatre Scene
Beauty and the Beast, Toby's Dinner Theatre
"Making her Toby’s debut is a true gem of a discovery named Nicki Elledge. As Belle, Elledge comes off as the flesh-and-blood embodiment of Disney’s assertive heroine, often uncertain but always resolved. Her confident soprano not only benefits from breath control and pitch-perfect accuracy, it has a musical purity that is a pleasure to hear, especially on the heartfelt new solos Home and Change in Me."
John Harding, DC METRO Theater Arts
Finian's Rainbow, The Catholic University of America
"She has one of the best voices I have ever heard on stage. Period."
Jessica Vaughn, DC METRO Theater Arts
Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Are you interested in an audition coaching or voice lesson? Please send me a message or an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for visiting my website. Stay well!