About Me

Nikki Powerhouse is a creative force that speaks to the human spirit. An actress, storyteller, playwright, and poet who pours her entire being into her movements, words and dance to create a language all her own.
She is a 2018 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. A Temple University graduate received her BA in Theater and Communication. Her credits include her one-woman show.

"The Art of I AM” at the Painted Bride and as a off-broadway show in NYC with UNITEDSOLO Festival. Also, she has performed at the Kimmel Center, Philly Black Gay Pride , and host for City of Philadelphia Gay Pride Kickoff Party.

MY INSPIRATION

When I was in the 6th grade ,I saw my first Off-Broadway show at the Merriam Theater. It was a class trip to see Sarafina. I sat 2nd row ,stage left, aisle seat. The exhilarating and emotional roller coaster ride performance had my young eyes so captivated. There  was a moment  I glanced over to the audience  in the center and noticed they  were just as fascinated  by what they were seeing  as me. I remember whispering
“I want to do that”.

I learned  from that performance art should engage, impact and excite the audience’s  senses. My artistic  expression  is crafted  from that moment.