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 on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in the South, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; worked with  the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, and on Radio Free Brooklyn; performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; 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.