Nikita Chaudhry is an actor, dancer, singer, and activist based between New York and Los Angeles. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, she initially moved to New York to study and train at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2015 with a BFA in Drama. Her dance training includes but is not limited to, contemporary, hip-hop, musical theater, jazz, ballet, pointe, modern, and tap. Additionally, Nikita has trained in Williamson, Suzuki, Alexander, and Grotowski techniques and has also choreographed award-winning solo and group pieces. Vocally, she has had the privilege of training with various instructors, but is most proud of her morning shower performances.
In accordance with the arts, Nikita has a deep-rooted passion for social change, justice, and public policy. Engaging in intersectional activism at a young age, followed by taking lead in creating programs and conversations around race and diversity in high school and college, she continues to learn more through her service work, organizing, employment, and daily life. Most recently, she co-organized the Women's Convention in Detroit, as a part of the the Women's March staff.
As a first generation Indian-American, Nikita grew up understanding the world through a multicultural perspective. She believes that as an artist, she is inherently an activist. She hopes to use her talents to say and do something that challenges and influences the public on deep levels. She aims for her work to be a catalyst for change.
Along with earning a BFA in Drama, Nikita minored in Performance Studies and completed an Honors Certificate in Theatre Studies. Her thesis, "Brownness & Belonging," concentrated in the identities of South Asian American women in U.S. theater. Her Performance Studies capstone performance explored the ways in which we embody our ancestry and diasporic experience in our movement. She has used this education to facilitate workshops in art and resistance, specifically exploring dance and spoken word as a form of solo storytelling.
She enjoys training and teaching fitness (speciality being boxing and kickboxing) alongside her acting and organizing career.
Most importantly, she is extremely friendly, bubbly, and funny (she likes to think so). She enjoys collaborating and developing with like-minded artists, playing with puppies, eating things that looks edible, being as weird as possible, and celebrating Christmas...and she looks forward to meeting you someday!