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Nicky Ashford

South Coast Based

Vocal and Performance Coach

Vocal Health First Aid Accredited

Professional Singer

Show Choreographer

Dance Teacher

Principal at The Bournemouth Youth Theatre

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About Nicky


Laine Theatre Arts

BA (Hons) - Trinity College London



The Sound of Music



Sunset Boulevard

Into the Woods

Royal Caribbean Productions

...To name but a few.


Strictly Come Dancing Tour


Sister Act

Fame The Musical

Back to the 80's


Les Miserables

We Will Rock You



High School Musical

Nicky has over 25 year’s experience in the entertainment industry. 


She works as a private vocal and performance coach teaching musical theatre, mainstream pop, Trinity Rock and Pop vocal exams; and as a peripatetic singing teacher at The Bourne Academy Secondary School.


As school principal and co-owner of The Bournemouth Youth Theatre, she teaches Dance, Singing, Performance Training​ and Advanced Musical Theatre.


Nicky trained at Laine Theatre Arts, and was awarded ‘Head Girl’ - Graduating with their Professional Dance and Musical Theatre Diploma, her A.L.A.M and National Degree awarded by Trinity College London.


Nicky has been fortunate to work in West End Theatre, TV, Film, Theatre in Education and for several years with Royal Caribbean International as one of their Lead Production Vocalists. Performing a variety of show styles from Big band swing shows to 70’s Disco through to Musical theatre, she soon became Vocal Captain and Company Manager.​ She is fortunate to have performed in many theatres; Her Majesty's Theatre London, The Palladium London, Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Derngate and Royal Theatre Northampton, Liverpool Empire, The Waterfront Hall Belfast and many more... 

As a freelance choreographer Nicky has been involved with Strictly Come Dancing during the years 2011 - 2017 touring venues in Yeovil, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Christchurch. She has also directed and choreographed numerous variety and charity shows, touring productions, plays and musicals.



Vocal and Performance Lessons 1-2-1

Whether you just want to perfect your style or learn vocal training from scratch Nicky can prepare the lesson to suit your needs.

Focusing on:

Breath support and management, Good vocal health, Voice and Vowel placement techniques,

Microphone and performance training, Audition preparation and much more.

All skill levels welcome.


"100% Pass Rate with Trinity Rock and Pop Vocal Exams"

Lesson Prices:

30 mins £18

45 mins £25

1 Hour £30

Online Vocal Lessons available - Please get in touch if you wish to book an online session

Mandi Nicholls


​"I can highly recommend Nicky as a gifted and talented singing teacher.

Nicky has been an inspiration to Zoe. Nicky’s passion and love for singing is evident in her enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. Nicky is kind, nurturing and exceedingly patient. I feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful and high caliber singing teacher for my daughter. I would not hesitate to recommend Nicky to any parent as a singing teacher /vocal coach for their children. I am tremendously grateful to her for everything that she has taught Zoe."

Jo Merry

"Nicky has a vast amount of experience working with all age groups and focuses not just on singing but technique, stance, projection, vocal strength and range development. She encourages the children to learn at their own speed and develops confidence in their own abilities.
After a few months of vocal lessons with Nicky my daughters confidence increased immensely,  she wanted to learn and develop her skills in every way possible. She has produced her own 'soundcloud' page and has even done vocals for a music producer.  She now plans to apply to a London drama school later in the year. 
Nicky has helped her understand the industry giving her tips and advice for auditions and has helped her build a music portfolio of songs she can sing and how best to perform each one.
I would highly recommend her to anyone for vocal lessons." 

Mandi Nicholls


The Bournemouth Youth Theatre

Reach your potential - Create memories - Make friends - Develop skills

​'Creating a company of young performers in training'


Since 1996 The Bournemouth Youth Theatre has supported and inspired local talent.

Offering professional and affordable training in performing arts:
SingingDancingActing and Musical Theatre

Renowned for its professional, fun, friendly and 'family like' reputation. 

We look forward to welcoming you to The BYT family!

"Do something that makes your heart sing everyday"

Please Call or Email if you have any questions, would like further information or wish to book a lesson:

Based in Bournemouth, Dorset

I look forward to hearing from you

Nicky Ashford


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