Jamie Nicklas

Flying Director

Raised in the city of Houghton, Michigan, Jamie was introduced to theatre at an early age. The daughter of two theatre technicians, Jamie followed her passion for technical theatre by graduating from Michigan Technology University’s Visual and Performing Arts department.

While studying for her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Theatre and Entertainment Technology, Jamie was named the winning recipient of the 2014 Woman of Promise award. The following year, she won the SPAM Properties Award at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. In her senior year, she returned to KCACTF and was awarded the Certificate of Merit for Scenic Design and finished as a stage management finalist.

When she wasn’t working on her studies, Jamie interned as a carpenter and stage technician at the Surflight Theatre in New Jersey for one summer. She was also hired as a full-time carpenter and stage technician at the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan. Jamie also completed the CM-ET hoist technician program while in school.

Some of Jamie’s most notable productions at Michigan Tech’s Visual and Performing Arts program include working as a stage manager for The Producers, a stage manager for Haroun And The Sea of Stories, a scenic designer for Nice People Dancing To Good Country Music, a scenic charge for Brighton Beach Memoirs, and also working as an assistant stage manager for Baby With The Bathwater.

Her favorite production was working as a properties master and an aerial performer in Rose And The Rime by Nathan Allen, a show where she was first introduced to performing with silks.

After meeting Vertigo™ at USITT’s conference in Salt Lake City, Jamie joined the team in June, 2016 after a brief road trip traveling across the country from Baltimore to San Diego. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys training on aerial silks, swing dancing, and playing board games.