Nikiya holds a BA from Temple University and an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program. She’s originated roles off-Broadway, including SKELETON CREW (Atlantic Theater), MILK LIKE SUGAR (Playwrights Horizons) and Tarell McCraney’s The Brother/Sister Plays (Public Theater). Her television credits include Braindead, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, The Night Of and The Blacklist. Nikiya has taught acting with Epic Theater, NJPAC, as well as a master class at Spellman College. She has also also continued to teach and train with Scott Miller through NYU’s Faculty Diversity Mentorship Fellowship.