Our Academy

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Owned and operated by Sangeeta and Ramesh Sharma, the college consists of 7000 square feet and accommodates up to 70 students at one time. Six different programs are offered, each with classrooms designated for theory as well as for practical hands on experience. There are also several individual courses available for career advancement.

We have a flexible study strategy that offers day classes and evening classes for those who work. Students at NIWE belong to a family with numerous resources to support their studies. Each course or program has its own community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in specific subject areas. In addition, on campus advisers are available to support students with life, academic and financial concerns.

NIWE is registered under the Private Vocational Training (PVT) Act, a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and was recently awarded the Consumer Choice Award for Southern Alberta in the category of School-Hairdressing and Esthetics.


Sangeeta Sharma
Sangeeta created NIWE after a successful career in both education and spa ownership. She recognized a need in Calgary for a personal, one-on-one approach in education. By combining both of her passions in life, education and beauty, Sangeeta created the only cosmetology and massage college in Calgary that offers every aspect of beauty and wellness training. Her philosophy, balance equals harmony.
“When you make learning easy and fun, we all benefit and become successful!”
NIWE’s 98% job placement ratio proves that to be correct.
Ramesh Sharma
Vice President
Ramesh Sharma holds over 20 years of experience in Tech Communications at the corporate level. With his extensive knowledge in business communication and operations, Ramesh now ensures that NIWE Academy is run smoothly and efficiently. Ramesh is always open to discussing new ideas and bringing a sense of ownership to each and every team member. Because of his friendly and personable manner, employees at NIWE feel as they can openly express their concerns and or comments with no further judgment, and can feel comfortable utilizing our instiution's open door policy.
Nathan Sharma
Director of Marketing
Nathan Sharma, with a creative eye for design and elegance, has fitted himself perfectly as the marketing director at NIWE Academy. He began his professional career with pursuing business at the University of Calgary, and soon sought after more diverse opportunities to learn and grow. Nathan has attended and participated in several different business mastery courses, and exercised his leadership abilities through his mentorship programs, life coaching, and advising for multiple Start-Up programs. His tenacious personality is demonstrated through this commitment to his goals and desire to take his efforts to the next level, but perhaps what really what makes Nathan shine is his ability to bring a team together to create a beautiful vision.
Leslie De Leon
Admissions Manager
Leslie is our dedicated and thoughtful Admissions Manager at NIWE Academy. Leslie has been in the beauty industry for 16 years with multiple generations being in the cosmetology industry before her. She hopes she can be a small part of a big dream for the students here at NIWE! Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is to try new food recipes—from vegan to international fusions—and go on special events that highlight the city restaurants and culture.
Candice Fudge
Admissions Coordinator
Candice is our bubbly and enthusiastic Admissions Coordinator and Beauty Instructor at NIWE Academy. She began her career training at MC College in 2008 and was nominated for a COSA award in 2010. As a Certified Make-Up Artist, she has been trained in luxury cosmetics by some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Guerlain and NARS to name a few. Candice’s talents and personality have her in high demand at NIWE, with her contributing to the work of admissions, marketing and instructing! Candice is passionate about singing & song writing. She has also had the privilege of creating and leading art programs for youth all over Calgary.


Jesa Sibaen
Massage Therapy
Jesa is a relatable, compassionate and hardworking massage and esthetics instructor at NIWE Academy. Jesa prides herself in her diverse background, with over ten years experience as a massage therapist, makeup artist and esthetician. She has been in the beauty and wellness industry working in the capacity as a teacher as well as a practicing professional. She enjoys teaching students from different national backgrounds, and has even taught elementary students and children with special-needs. Currently, on top of being a massage and esthetician instructor, she works in a high-end spa as well as owning her own business!
Johnny Domawa
Massage Therapy
Johnny is a bear of a man, serious but fluffy on the inside handling the course development, online courses and the theory courses that support clinical massage. With over ten years experience teaching in university courses for allied medical professions, he pairs this skill with technical computer and digital skills. He has been managing massage therapists on a variety of massage clinics and groups, organizing, facilitating and supervising business and charity ventures. He thrives in doing the grunt work behind the scenes to keep things humming along. On the lighter side he enjoys long drives, nature photography and writing prose and poetry and like a bear, he loves to nap.
Mala Anthony
Mala holds a Masters degree in Arts and has a strong 10 + years experience in both Banking and Beauty services. Mala has been a student with NIWE and is now a successful entrepreneur who currently works with NIWE as a TA in Esthetics and Nails. She has always felt inspired by NIWE for its positive attitude towards their students assisting them all the way from receiving financial assistance to successfully opening their own establishment.
Yarlie Garcia
Clinical Aesthetics
Course Instructor
Yarlie has been a Medical Aesthetics instructor for over 10 years. Her expertise and entrepreneurial spirit helped to develop various spas and laser clinics, locally and internationally since 1998, all while leading her own business venture for the past 15 years! Her passion and integrity make her highly sought after by many industry leaders. She is an inspiration to students and business owners. With an extensive amount of education and experience in the Medical Spa industry, working alongside top dermatologist and nurses, you will only get the highest quality training from this incredibly versatile professional.
Erin Harlow
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy Instructor

Erin graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2003 with a diploma in Massage Therapy Studies. She went on to complete a Yoga teacher training program in 2006 and has been able to combine her love of therapeutic yoga with massage therapy to offer an enhanced approach to healing for her clients. Throughout her 16 year career Erin has worked collaboratively with physiotherapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists and psychologists to help her clients achieve their health and wellness goals.

Erin always had a career goal to eventually become a massage therapy instructor and was able to realize this goal when she joined NIWE in June of 2019. She loves having the opportunity to share her knowledge with the students she teaches every day.

Outside of work Erin enjoys practicing yoga, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.
Cheryl Tessari
Hair Dressing
Hair Dressing Instructor

Cheryl is a Master stylist that has been in the industry for over 29 years.She is also a Master barber and loves barbering and teaching the amazing NIWE students this popular graft and skill. A certified Cosmetologist and Practitioner her passion is helping teach, motivate and inspire others to their full potential. An intuitive life Coach and therapist she understands people on a soul level. She is a great listener and truly cares about others. She has worked in various parts of the Industry , from Full service salons to Managing and also Barbering which she loves.She loves the many facets that her Beauty Career has expanded and taken her on. Learning through the beauty industry that everything is energy including people she became a Reiki master in 2011. That is when her wellness career started. Cheryl is also into Health and Wellness being a American Board Certified Hypnotherapist in 2014. She helps people through guided meditations , she helps to heal Trauma and Abuse with women, men and children and specializes in Past life Regression. She has been a hypnotherapist and into alternative healing for over 8 years now. Her goal is to eventually open her own meditation and healing center. Cheryl has joyfully started to teach the Art of meditation to the students and staff at NIWE and is very excited to see how this will grow within the school. Helping people connect to their inner guidance is her passion.Her goals for 2020 at Niwe are to expand and start teaching seminars and workshops on Reiki , Mediumship and Past lives. Cheryl is also a Virtual Hypnotherapist so she plans to soon start teaching Hypnotherapy online. cherylCheryl’s hobbies are working out, travelling, supporting community by helping people heal abuse .

She is the proud mother of two amazing adult children and is currently writing two books.

Contact Us

E-mail : info@niwe.ca
  1-403-453-8200   1-403-453-8200

Business Hours

9:00AM to 9:30PM (Mon to Fri)
10:00AM to 4:30PM Sat (by appointment only)


3817 27th St NE
Calgary AB T1Y 7G2