Ethan & Nikki Trerise White danced for professional ballet companies such as Smuin Ballet, Oakland Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, Diablo Ballet, and Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet for 10+ years before embarking on their own choreographic and performance careers.They were one of the top 3 finalists on CBS show ‘Live to Dance’, they created a children’s dance brand called ‘Prima the Ballerina’, and they have competed in ballroom competitions which led them to be one of 8 couples in the world to recently be invited to compete in the prestigious Blackpool Competition England. They also co-founded Urban Art Farm- a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts organization, Black Rock City Ballet- Burning Man’s first and only professional ballet company, and Making Dance Matter- an outreach program educating children about the importance of dance and art.

Ethan’s artwork is being shown and displayed at several prominent galleries and shows around the country, and Nikki is a successful commercial actress and stand up comedian.
Their most exciting adventure of all is their sweet son Dax Wilder White and their new baby girl on the way.  

Promo & Choreography Reels

Paula Abdul‘s CBS Show ’Live to Dance’

Ballroom Competitions




  • West Wave Dance Festival- San Francisco
  • Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab- Speakers/Presenters at “Design for Dance”
  • Youth American Grand Prix- Contemporary Choreography
  • Dance Masters of America
  • Sacramento Ballet
  • Making Dance Matter- Outreach
  • Black Rock City Ballet
  • School of Classical Ballet- Montana
  • Archer High School for Girls- LA
  • Bridgemill Dance- North Carolina
  • Choreographed for TV/Film & Music Videos


    • Pre-ballet/Creative Movement
    • Ballet Technique Beginning-Advanced
    • Pointe/Pre-pointe
    • Variations
    • Contemporary/Lyrical
    • Jazz/Tap
    • Hip-Hop
    • Full Body Dance/Cardio Workout
    • Partnering/Trick Lifts (Wedding Dance!)
    • Ballet Technique Beginning-Advanced
    • Variations
    • Contemporary
    • Contact Improvisation
    • Partnering/Trick Lifts (Wedding Dance!)

For further information and/or to inquire about Nikki & Ethan’s availability for a Performing, Teaching, Choreographing or Speaking engagement please Get In Touch!