Nicholas Westlake Memorial 2017-07-19T14:09:49+00:00

Nicholas Redlin Westlake Memorial

Dancers Studio – Friday, July 21, 2017  from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Please join us as we celebrate the amazing life of Nicholas Redlin Westlake. Nic left us following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in St. Paul, MN on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Nic was a passionate competitor and instructor and loved introducing people to ballroom dancing. He and his dance partner and life partner, Neli Petkova, were magic together on the dance floor as they continuously earned high rankings in National Championships. Nic was generous with not only his talent but also his time, as he spent countless hours working with local dance programs and volunteering with organizations that promote ballroom dance in the Twin Cities. His fire, his light, and his smile will be missed by his family, friends, and students from across the globe.

The Celebration will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Dancers Studio/Midpointe Event Center from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. We invite all those whose lives were touched by Nic to come together to celebrate the life and memory of our dear friend.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. We love you, Nic, and were so honored to call you friend.

We invite you to visit our Facebook page to leave a comment and share your memories of Nic. Dancers Studio will remain open for both a safe place to come share your feelings and as a studio for dance. If you have any questions, please call (651) 641-0777 or stop by at 415 Pascal Street North St. Paul, MN 55104.

Nic’s family wishes to thank you for your support. In lieu of flowers, the Westlake family requests that donations be made to U Partner Dance in memory of Nicholas Westlake. U Partner Dance is a non-profit organization dedicated to investing in the future of ballroom dance in the Upper Midwest and nationwide. If you wish to donate, you can drop off your contribution at the memorial, Dancers Studio or mail your donation to the following address.

U Partner Dance
857 19th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

For more information about this non-profit organization and the community outreach opportunities they support, please visit: