Nikki Webster

Nikki Webster

Introduced to the world as the girl who flew at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Nikki has had an extremely successful music-recording career with ARIA nominated gold and platinum hits.

She’s been the face of a makeup brand for young teens, the face of the Movie World, named #10 on Who Weekly’s ‘Power List’, is a ‘Mo’ and Variety Heart winner, played the dream role of Dorothy in the multi-million dollar Australian production of ‘Wizard of Oz’ and had her own clothing range at Kmart, all by the age of 24.

Today, Nikki, alongside her brother Scott, runs three successful dance schools in NSW inspiring the performers-of-tomorrow. She is the mother of two children and has recently released a new album, Girls, and an inspirational children’s book, Dare to Dream.


At the Sydney 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, millions around the world tuned in as a young child with blonde curls walked to the centre of the Olympic Stadium. Viewers held their breath as the 13-year-old ‘Hero Girl’ flew eight-stories high through a magnificent display of sea creatures, her voice ringing through the air.

This is the day that Nikki Webster became a household name and Australia’s childhood sweat-heart. It was the day that Nikki’s life changed forever and her own dreams began to come true. However her career began well before the Olympics. By the time Nikki had turned 10 she had numerous commercials under her belt, had performed a duet with Michael Jackson, and had already toured with pantomime productions of ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Cinderella’, as well as musicals such as ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Sound of Music’.

After her success at the Olympics, Nikki settled on an exclusive worldwide recording contract with Gotham Records/BMG Australia Ltd in November 2000 which saw the release of the Olympic hit singles ‘We’ll Be One’ and ‘Under Southern Skies’.


In early 2001 Nikki was launched as the face of Jäger, It’s a Girl Thing – a range of skincare and makeup for young teens.

Next, Nikki’s first pop single ‘Strawberry Kisses’ was released, immediately becoming one of the biggest selling Australian singles of the year and a double platinum hit. Her debut album, ‘Follow Your Heart’ followed with platinum status, and took Nikki on a promotional tour throughout Australia, Europe and Asia. Both the ‘Follow Your Heart’ album and ‘Strawberry Kisses’ single were ARIA nominated in the Highest Selling Album/Single categories in 2001.

She was also awarded the John O’Keefe Encouragement Award at the prestigious ‘Mo’ Awards, and the Variety Heart Award for Young Entertainer of The Year.

Following this early success, Nikki began making guest appearances all over Australia, and became the spokesperson for a number of different charities including The Spastic Centre of NSW and the Kids Helpline.


In 2002 Nikki released her second Album, ‘Bliss’, with two Gold hit singles. She also scored the dream role of Dorothy in the multi-million-dollar Australian production of ‘Wizard of Oz,’.

In late 2002, Nikki was named #10 on Who Weekly’s entertainment industry ‘power list’ and also became the face of ‘Movie World’ theme park.


In 2003 Nikki recorded a cover of ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ for the Australian version of Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book 2′ soundtrack and also co-choreographed the clip and helped design outfits.

This was also the year her first clothing label for tweens was released nationwide through Kmart stores.


In 2004, Nikki embarked upon her first full length concert tour. Then, with the release of her third album, ‘Let’s Dance’ Nikki juggled recording, performing and designing her fashion range all while studying for her high school certificate.


To celebrate turning 18, ‘The Best of Nikki Webster’ album and bonus DVD was released, saluting her past and freeing her to explore a new direction in recording.

June of 2005 took Nikki to China, where she performed the Australian National Anthem along with three of her own hit singles for the V8 Super Car, Shanghai. From China, Nikki headed to Los Angeles USA, where she worked with renowned songwriters and record producers to continue developing her unique sound.


Throughout 2007, Nikki continued her writing. In May she played the lead role of Sheila in the musical ‘HAIR’ and then stared as Maureen in the musical ‘Rent’.


Working with her brother Scott, Nikki focused her full attention on creating Dance @ Nikki Webster, which quickly gained in popularity, growing to become one of Australia’s premier performing arts companies with three successful studios in Sydney and the Central Coast.


After traveling between LA and Australia, developing her new sound and direction Nikki released her first dance club track in 2009 making No.2 on the dance charts for multiple weeks.


Nikki re-released strawberry kisses with huge success starring Sam Mac from Sunrise Channel 7 with proceeds going to the Starlight Foundation.


In 2018 Nikki released a campaign encouraging healthy movement and dance for children aged 18 months to five years old featuring a song called ‘Move Your Body’ which is quickly becoming an anthem for young movers and shakers.


Nikki stared in the first season of Channel 10’s hit TV show, Masked Singer as the Alien.


Marking 20 years since earning global fame at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Nikki released a new album, Girls, in December 2020. Listen to it now on Apple Music.


Embarking on her next journey in the pursuit of inspiring young children, Nikki, together with her brother Scott, released an illustrated children’s book, Dare to Dream. Click here to find out more.