Nia & Ness

A dancer-poet duo

Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met and became a couple in 2013, and founded their company in 2016. They have performed at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have been keynote speakers at Brown University, and performed their work at schools such as the University of California Riverside, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, Temple University, Bard College, Harvard College and more. The duo has been highlighted in local newspapers; worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; and been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, and on Radio Free Brooklyn. They've also performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017 and Harlem Pride 2018; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; inaugural recipients of the Virginia Giordano Memorial Fund and were the winners of the 2017 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest. Currently, Nia & Ness are on tour! To follow them on their journey, check them out on social media

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