Nicola began her acting career in 2003 when she worked with Spare Tyre Theatre company playing the parts of Rosa and Melissa in their London school tour 'Other People's Shoes.' Since then she has gone on to perform with various companies including Forest Forge, the New Wolsey, Graeae, Kazzum and Slung Low to name a few. She has also appeared in many radio dramas for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.

Wednesday 29th August 2012, Nicola played Miranda in the Paralympics Opening Ceremony to a worldwide television audience of half a billion. Acting alongside Sir Ian McKellen and flying through the Olympic Stadium it was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.