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Nikki Webster (born April 30, 1987) is an Australian pop performer. She is best known for her starring role in the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony and her single "Strawberry Kisses".

Early career

Nikki Webster was born in Sydney, New South Wales on 30 April 1987. Her first appearance on stage was at the age of four and she appeared in her first commercial at the age of six, a Twisties commercial. In 1994, she was a member of the cast of Aladdin and made a guest appearance on Home And Away.In 1995, she was in the ensemble cast of an Australian production of Cinderella and made a guest appearance on ABC-TVs G.P.

Nikki went to MLC School Burwood until Year 6, before enrolling in The McDonald College of the Performing Arts in North Strathfield, Sydney. There, she attended drama, ballet, musical theatre, and singing tuition, as well as obtaining her High School Certificate in Business Studies, Music, Dance, Drama, 2 Unit English and General Mathematics. She was made a school prefect for the final two years of high school.

Webster won her first billed stage appearance as Young Cosette in Les Misérables in 1997-98. She also guest-hosted Midday in 1998 with Kerri-Anne Kennerley. In 1999, Nikki Webster won the role of Brigitta von Trapp in The Sound of Music with Lisa McCune and continued to perform in the role into 2000. In 2000, she became a household name in Australia following her performance as "Hero Girl" at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her song "We'll Be One" was released as a single in Australia in 2000 and went gold.

Current career

In 2006, Nikki stated in interviews that she was living and working in Nashville, Tennessee writing with well known writers working on her new album. It is still unknown when she will release new material. She also appeared in one episode of Australian TV series Thank God You're Here as a cast member.

In May 2007, Nikki played the lead role of Sheila in a Perth production of the rock musical HAIR along with Rob Mills and Cosima De Vito. The production was directed by Chris Kabay and musically directed by Simon Holt of yellow glass theatre.

In August 2007, it was announced that she was going by the name of Nikki Keane (using her mother's maiden name) on the website Facebook, for reasons unknown.

In September 2007, she raised eyebrows by performing as a wind-up doll at the Sydney gay and lesbian dance party Sleaze Ball in what was seen as an attempt to mature her image.

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