Los Angeles, United States
Born and raised on the east coast, Sparatikness (Nichole Girard) has experienced life in major cities that include Manhattan, Boston, San Francisco, Orlando, and now Los Angeles. In addition to DJing, her technical education includes degrees for both Recording Arts and Digital Media from Full Sail, where she later returned as a lab instructor for both Web Design and MIDI. Working alongside producers Medway (Hooj Choons), Noel Sanger (Nettwerk) and Pimp Daddy Nash (Eighth Dimension Records), she helped teach 12-hour overnight shifts in the MIDI lab.
While living in San Francisco she spent time teaching advanced mixing for DJs at Norcal DJ & Music Production Academy (2004), and after moving to Los Angeles in 2008 she worked as an instructor for SAE-LA.