Nikki Sapp Biography

Nikki Sapp is a force to be reckoned with who has been supporting her husband for so long. She is best known as the wife of Erik Spoelstra and she remained a Miami Heat cheerleader in the past. Apart from this, she also worked as a model who is now a popular businesswoman as well.

Early Life

Nikki was born on March 22, 1987, in Florida and she is of Puerto Rican descent. Her mother Doris Domenech, passed away in 2022 due to cancer. There’s no information about her father, but we do know that her parents got divorced when she was young. She was raised by her mother and her stepfather along with her step-sister.

Nikki began dancing from a very young age. Her parents supported her dream of becoming a dancer. She started taking Ballet lessons. Later she learned other dance forms such as hip-hop and jazz. Nikki graduated from Miami International University of Arts and Design with a full scholarship. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design.

Nikki Sapp Career


Nikki is a well-trained professional dancer and has been practicing various dance forms for years. In 2006, she got the opportunity to dance in the cheerleading team of Miami Heat games. She was a member of the NBA’s Miami Heat’s Dance Squad from 2005 to 2008.

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She has also worked as a dance instructor for some time. After a successful career as a professional dancer, she switched her career and tried her luck in the real estate realm. In Miami, she worked for several years before becoming a licensed broker.

Nikki has also served as a teacher at a middle school in South Florida. She used to teach Language Arts and she was really good at her job. For her excellent track record and teaching style, she was given the Teacher of the Year award as well. 


The multi-talented personality also hosts a podcast named ‘The Know with Nikki Spo’, which started in March 2021. She invites guests over to the show to talk about their life experiences. The podcast has included topics like motherhood, health, sobriety, and entrepreneurship.

She came up with the idea of the podcast during lockdown. It helped her open up about her life struggles and childhood trauma. Currently, she is working as a director at the well-known Guy Hepner Art Gallery in West Hollywood, California.

Other Ventures

She spends her time traveling back and forth from Los Angeles to Miami to look after the Art Gallery. Nikki also owns her own clothing line named ‘The Empty Hanger’. The fashion line includes affordable and trendy women’s clothing.

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Nikki is also involved in many philanthropic activities. She has supported several organizations such as  Dade’s School Athletic Foundation and Miami Children’s Health Foundation. Nikki is a fitness enthusiast. She practices yoga and Pilates. She has shared several workout routines and videos on social media.

Nikki Sapp Biography

Real Name Nikki Sapp
Birth Date 22 March 1987
Age (as of 2023) 36 Years
Birth Place Florida, U.S.
Profession Dancer 
College Florida International University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimeters – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 55 kg  –  in Pounds –  121 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Mother Doris Domenech

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Erik Spoelstra 
Children Three

Personal life

Nikki is married to famous Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra. She first met him during one of her performances as a heat dancer. The couple soon started dating. In 2016, they finally tied the knot. Nikki and Erik have three kids together, a daughter and two sons.

The boys are named Santiago and Dante while her daughter is the youngest, Ruby. Her elder son Santiago was diagnosed with Burkitt Lymphoma. The family went through a hard time after the diagnosis.

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Nikki Sapp Net worth

Nikki has many sources of income. Her clothing line, podcast, and art gallery are her major source of income. Nikki had a successful career as a professional dancer. She has also worked as a model and has appeared in many music videos and shows. She must have amassed a good sum of money during that time. Her estimated net worth is $1 million. She has a lot of potential to increase her net worth.


  • Nikki was once invited as a guest writer in the famous American Contemporary Art Magazine.
  • She has served as a judge in Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders’ final audition in 2022.

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