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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.

Administration

Sangeeta Sharma
President
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.
Neha Ashani
(Digital Marketing Strategist
(BBM, MBA)
Neha is our creative and forward-thinking digital marketing strategist at NIWE Academy. She is a veteran at digital marketing with more than 9 years of experience in this field. She has a Bachelor of Business Management with a UK diploma in Media and possesses a MBA in E-Business. Neha is also a certified technology specialist by Aptech Education and Google Adwords, Analytics and Mobile Sites certified. Her specialties lie in content creation, social media, and digital and web marketing. Neha is from writer, a total movie buff, loves to cook and ride bikes. Being from Mumbai and loves spicy food, although she has an admitted huge sweet tooth as well.

Faculty

Gayle Okerlund
Clinical Aesthetics
Instructor
Gayle is a highly-motivated and passionate medical aesthetics instructor at NIWE Academy. Gayle’s background was originally in nursing, but discovered her passion was far-reaching in the Health and Wellness industry. Gayle is highly certified in Advanced Medical Aesthetics, owned and operated a Cosmetic Medical Clinic in Ottawa, trained under plastic surgeons and dermatologists and, traveled all over Western Canada and USA, training Doctors, Nurses and Technicians on behalf of Venus Concept Intl. as Western Canada's Clinical Trainer. Gayle has a thirst for knowledge and passion for education. Gayle has also pursued a diploma of Health Fitness and Nutrition as she desires to educate and motivate individuals to take control of their health and create their best life. She takes pride in being a role model and mentoring future clinical aestheticians, to prepare them for a successful career in Clinical Aesthetics.
Jesa Sibaen
Massage Therapy
Instructor
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
Instructor
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.
Britta Siemens
Hair Styling
Instructor
Britta is a lively, patient and kind Hair Instructor here at NIWE Academy. She has always had in interest in hairdressing; involved in the industry since 2010, Britta obtained her Red Seal in 2014. Britta discovered her passion for teaching early in her career, whilst managing a successful hair salon. In her spare time, Britta can be found listening to music or playing music on her mandolin, going to music festivals and concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
Melody Kessler
Hair Styling
Instructor
Melody Kessler Bakke is our passionate, artistic, fashion forward Instructor here at NIWE Academy. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her students having been in the beauty industry for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the best stylists in the business. She is a Provincial and National Silver Medalist in the Skills Canada Competition in Hairdressing. She has also honed her craft by owning 3 of her own salons. In Melody’s spare time you will see her competing in Fitness Competitions. She has earned Elite athlete status with the UFE Federation taking home 3 silver medals and one bronze medal in the last two years. Her motto for living is “Eliminate the mindset of can’t. YOU can do anything!”
Mala Anthony
Esthetics
Instructor
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.
Kendra Brocklesby
Esthetics & Nails
Instructor
Kendra Brocklesby trains and develops aesthetics industry leaders. Kendra is an MC College graduate and has worked at luxurious spas locally in Calgary prior to instructing at NIWE. Kendra has also worked as a make-up artist for various fundraisers and photo shoots. Her attention to detail and thoroughness will put you on track to stand out in the beauty industry. Kendra was born and raised in Calgary and she enjoys spending time with her growing family. In their free time they enjoy going away to the mountains, travelling to Hawaii and other destinations with warm weather.
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.

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)

Location

3817 27th St NE
Calgary AB T1Y 7G2

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