USA – Daughter of two Slovenian faces in the entertainment industry Janja Pušl and Zoran Kljun, Nika was destined to stardom. Her passion for dance and love for the stage began at her parents’ dance school, Bolero. There, she nurtured her talent and followed in her family’s footsteps competing as an undefeated champion. Dancing professionally since the age of three, Nika trained in jazz, tap, latin, ballroom, funk, and ended up finding her deep love for hip-hop and the freedom it gave her to express herself as an artist. She wanted to share her passion for hip hop and became a mentor for the Bolero dancers, encouraging them to follow their dreams while bringing them to multiple wins from all over Europe.
After many wins, including taking gold (1st place) as a soloist at the at the world championships and being asked to be the global spokesperson for Nike, Nika was given the prestige title of Slovenian Ambassador of Dance. She took over Europe as a professional dancer and choreographer, and that sparked an even bigger dream. Nika wanted to grow and continue moving forward and proof that anything is possible.
Nika now lives in Los Angeles, California. She has worked on major projects with stars such as Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-yo, Pitbull, T-Pain, One Direction, Cher Lloyd, the Britney Spears tribute on MTV Video Music Awards, Jessica Sanchez, Donna Summer, Kaya Jones, Gina Katon, Matt Pokora, Herb Alpred, Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Tour, Monsters of Hip Hop, Billboard Music Awards, Young Hollywood Awards, NRJ Music Awards, X-Factor USA, UK & France, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Move Live on Tour and was a part of Justin Bieber’s promo tour.
As a choreographer or assistant choreographer she worked on So You Think You Can Dance in the USA, Ukraine & Portugal, Move Live on Tour with Derek & Julianne Hough, Dancing with the Stars, Love On The Floor with Cheryl Burke, Jacky Cheung- A Classic Tour , America’s Got Talent, Kellogg’s Summer Campaign, Kaya Jones, Lena Katina, Blake McGrath, Victoria Bech and Monsters of Hip Hop to name a few. Nika has been a part of Tremaine Dance Conventions, Monster of Hip Hop or Monsters A-list Conventions around North America, Hollywood Dance Jamz, Imapact Dance Convention in Mexico, and is currently faculty at JUMP- one of the biggest dance convention in the nation.
You can learn from her at world known dance studios in Los Angeles – Millennium Dance Complex, Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Life Style, and Debbie Reynold’s Studio.
Her passion and heart for the art of dance and performing electrifies all students in her classes and workshops internationally. Nika wants to adequately prepare her dancers for the stage. Her long experience as an educator will turn you into the dancer you want to become. Her versatility will make you become a more rounded, stronger and sharper mover. You will learn how to flow between different dance styles and find your groove. She is known for bringing the heat and “magic” into class. Nika has already taught in more than 35 countries around the world in Europe, Middle East, North and South America and Asia. All dancers of all ages are welcome in Nika’s classes. She creates a comfortable and positive atmosphere to learn, experiment, and grow.