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Nia-Amina Minor

County: King County



Fellowship Awards 2022
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Nia-Amina Minor is a movement based artist and choreographer. Her creative work uses performance and dance film to converse with Black realities and investigate the intersections of physical movement, memory, and rhythm.

Nia-Amina holds a MFA from UC Irvine and a BA from Stanford University. She has taught and guest lectured at University of Washington, Saddleback College, Cypress College, and UC Irvine. As an independent artist, Nia-Amina has performed and presented original work at The Luminary in St. Louis, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, WaNaWari, CD Forum Showing Out, Reflections Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Black Film Festival.

From 2016-2021, Nia-Amina was a Company Dancer and Community Engagement Liaison with Spectrum Dance Theater under the direction of Donald Byrd. She performed in acclaimed works including Rap on Race, Shot, and Strange Fruit receiving a Seattle Dance Crush Award for her performance in Shot. Prior to relocating to Seattle, she was a co-founder and former curator of Los Angeles based collective, No)one Art House.

Currently, Nia-Amina is a 2021 Velocity Made in Seattle Artist and was recently recognized as Dance Magazine’s 25 Artists to Watch in 2021.

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