This is our story.
From a young age, Miss Nikki felt impressed that one day she would give her beloved hometown Blackfoot a place for the community to access more professional training in ballet, music, theater and fine arts.
Coming from a three generational family of professional artists and instructors, Miss Nikki was prepared from a young age to take on the legacy of classical ballet. Established in 2007, as Peery sisters, the Conservatory of Ballet and Theatrical Arts was born, named after their late grandmother’s studio ‘The Conservatory of Dance’.
In her 20’s, as a young teacher in 2010, Miss Nikkii took over the school as her sister’s health required a move across-country. With young children at home and as artistic director, she sacrificed to continue raising a family while teaching.
Adult ballet classes continued under ‘The Conservatory’ and Miss Nikki’s guide, and she took on other teaching opportunities from around southeast Idaho until 2014 when she wanted to reopen the youth ballet program.
Through prayers and her husband’s support, a small delightful studio was remodeled to become the new Blackfoot School of Ballet and Theatrical Arts just outside of the Riley’s home in Blackfoot in 2015.
"You truly are the backbone of why I stay dedicated to preserving this art." - Miss Nikkii
Now, five years later, Miss Nikkii’s instruction is well known for its quality and her discipline and hard work ethic. She is grateful for the opportunities she is able to provide for Blackfoot’s youth every year.
Miss Nikkii believes quality professional training creates a spark of magic within a dancer. She strives to preserve the cherished 500 year old art form of Classical Ballet.
She loves her studio and she loves her cherished children and family!