1-403-453-8200  

Our Academy

  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Innovating the beauty and wellness education for over a decade.

At the National Institute of Wellness and Esthetics (NIWE) Academy, we know the importance of having a highly scalable career in cosmetology with financial freedom and work-life balance. Our aim is simple — to provide a family-based meaningful relationship, exceptional learning experience, and guidance for our students throughout the entire transition to their new profession.

Owned and operated by Sangeeta and Ramesh Sharma, we are grounded on the principles of a quality blended learning approach. We have developed an ever-evolving environment that allows a user-friendly and adaptable online education called Virtual Classroom with practical after-class hands-on experience inside our 7000 square feet college for our six main programs. There are also several individual courses available for career advancement. These academic programs and courses enable each student to acquire lifelong skillset and achieve their full potential.

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.

Being a greatly trusted cosmetology school, 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.

To provide the best start in your beauty and wellness career, we need you to take control of your destiny by taking the first step towards a dynamic life you’ve ever dreamed of.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family and sharing this incredible journey with you.

Administration

Sangeeta Sharma
President

With her extensive background and success in both education and spa ownership, Sangeeta created the state-of-the-art academic institution which is known as NIWE Academy. She recognized a need in Calgary for a personal, one-on-one, and innovative approach in learning. By combining both of her passions in life — education and beauty, Sangeeta founded the only cosmetology and massage college in Calgary that offers every aspect of state-of-the-art beauty and wellness training. Her philosophy, balance equals harmony can be seen in her actions and in what she firmly believes: “When you make learning easy and fun, we all benefit and become successful!” As a matter of fact, NIWE’s 98% job placement ratio proves this statement to be correct.
Ramesh Sharma
Vice President

Ramesh Sharma holds over 20 years of experience in Tech Communications at the corporate level. Equipped with his broad range of experience and expertise in business communication and operations, Ramesh now ensures that NIWE Academy is running smoothly and efficiently. He 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 at ease in openly expressing their concerns and comments with no further judgment, and can feel comfortable utilizing our institution’s open-door policy.
Nathan Sharma
Director of Marketing

Nathan Sharma, with an outstanding creative eye for design and elegance, has fitted himself perfectly as the marketing director at NIWE Academy. He began his professional career by 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. Over the course of her career in the beauty industry for over 16 years, she has substantially worked with multiple generations in the cosmetology industry before her. She continuously hopes to 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 also a 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. Her talents and personality have her in high demand at NIWE; contributing valuable work in admissions, marketing, and instructing. Aside from all things beauty, Candice is also passionate about singing & songwriting. She has also had the privilege of creating and leading art programs for youth all over Calgary.

Faculty

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 of 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. Her purposeful enjoyment can be found in 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 and owns her own business.
Johnny Domawa
Massage Therapy
Instructor

Johnny is a bear of a man; serious but fluffy on the inside. He is handling the course development, online courses, and the theory courses that support clinical massage. With over ten years of experience teaching in university courses for allied medical professions, he pairs this skill with his top-grade 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. Furthermore, just like a bear, he loves to take a nap.
Mala Anthony
Esthetics
Instructor

Mala holds a Master’s degree in Arts and has a strong 10 + years experience in both banking and beauty services. Mala is a NIWE graduate who is now a successful entrepreneur and the academy’s Esthetics and Nails educator. She joined NIWE Academy because she felt inspired 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 in developing 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 distinctly coveted 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 dermatologists 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. She 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 who loves barbering and teaching the amazing NIWE students this popular craft and skill. She has worked in various parts of the industry, from full-service salons to managing and barbering. As a Certified Cosmetologist and Practitioner, her passion is teaching, motivating, and inspiring others to reach their full potential. 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 other hobbies are working out, traveling, supporting the 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)

Location

3817 27th St NE
Calgary AB T1Y 7G2

Our NIWE Team

Committed, Trustworthy and Friendly Professionals with over 100 Years of Combined Experience

Custom Experience

We tailor each solution to your unique case to ensure the best possible outcome for you. We wanted to make the opportunity flexible, accessible, and exciting.

Growth-Driven Mindset

As a growing academy, we are committed to seeing things from a different perspective in order to discover new solutions to help you, and us, grow. Thus, creating a Virtual Academy.

Determined Partners

At the core of our business lies you. Each theoretical lesson, every hands-on training is done with your best interests before everything else. And you can rest assured that we will guide you all the way.