Nikki DeBenedetto

Nikki D.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



Nikki delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 2014

My name is Nikki and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching art and fashion classes since 2014. Currently I am a freelance costume designer, and I also teach some sewing classes at Brooklyn Public Schools. I love to help my students hand sew, draw designs, and use a sewing machine to make clothes they can actually wear.

I went to Parsons School of Design and earned a degree in Integrated Fashion and Costume Design in 2013. I also studied Fashion & Accessories Design and Illustration at the University of the Arts London. I'm an enthusiastic and dedicated person and my teaching style is all about being curious, and learning the tools you need in a fun and easy way. I will help you make your skills work for you, to express your unique sense of creativity. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Fashion Instructor
Mar 2014 - Present
The Fashion Class

Teach classes in sewing, garment construction, drawing, and fashion branding to classes ages 6-12. Teach private lessons to students ages 8+.

Jan 2014 - Present
Meli Luna

Assistant Designer
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
La Senza

Assistant Designer
Aug 2013 - Feb 2014
Love by Design

Create patterns, prints, and graphics for Juniors Active and Louge Apparel. Manage social media and photoshoots. Approve dyes and patterns, conduct fittings, and create presentations for client meetings.

Arts Communicator
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
CBGB Music Festival

Art research, community outreach, and event planning for the 2nd annual CBGB music festival in Times Square, New York City.

Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
Christian Joy

Assist in making costumes for stage and film

Production Assistant
Nov 2011 - May 2012
Daryl K

Patternmaking, cutting and sewing, sourcing fabrics, styling assistant for runway


BFA Integrated Fashion Design
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Parsons the New School for Design
Fashion Design and Illustration
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Central St. Martins School of Design


Limited Proficiency


Jul 2015
California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Certified in Meditation History and Science, familiar with the practices of many types of meditation.

Fashion Design
Dec 2012
University of the Arts London

Certificate in Costume Design and Costume History
May 2012
Parsons the New School for Design

Photos & Videos

Photo by Nikki D.

Photo by Nikki D.

Photo by Nikki D.


1 Review

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Jonathan Goldstein Sep 11, 2015
Meditation · In home

Nikki was awesome! My meditation lessons were great!

Her studio was also really serene and relaxing. I highly recommend.

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