A Greenwich-based dance teacher is twirling towards the final of a national competition for her ‘outstanding’ leadership.

Nicky Wilson, 42, has been teaching a babyballet for three years now which covers Greenwich, Blackheath, Eltham and Dulwich.

She has been shortlisted in the ‘What’s On 4 Little Ones 2018 Awards’ in the ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the U5s’ London category.

Nicky, who lives in Crayford, has been dancing since the age of four taking her advanced levels examinations in ISTD ballet, tap and modern dance as well as being involved in musical theatre for 15 years.

She joined babyballet in 2015 where she holds nine classes a week each week at its range of premises across the capital to scores of youngsters aged from six months to six-years-old.

Nicky said: “It gives me so much joy to watch the little ones growing in confidence every term, not only as a dancer but as a little person.

"After years of dancing on stage it's wonderful to be able to give something back to the younger generation and it’s an honour to be shortlisted for an award.”

Headquartered in Yorkshire but with over 100 franchises in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, babyballet has been nominated for five industry awards in the ‘What’s On 4 Little Ones’ 2018 final.

Nicky’s manager, Stephanie Gabbitas, added: “Everyone here at babyballet Greenwich and Blackheath is thrilled that Nicky has been recognised as one of the finest teachers in the country.

"Nicky’s dedication to dance, along with her caring nature and passion for pre-school education shines through in all her classes. We are so proud of her, she’s a real asset to the babyballet family.”