So, Who is this fella?

Hi folks, I’m Nikki.
I use they/them or he/him pronouns and I’m a genderfluid actor/singer/dancer
(in whichever order).

Originally in tutus, I’ve adored performing onstage since I was 3 into our present quarantined Covid-19 online performances. A lot may have changed but I’m still performing, now in male and genderfluid roles in both sunny LA and snowy NY!

I am experienced in musical theatre, jazz, pop rock, indie, classical and choral vocals. In regards to dance I’ve studied Cecchetti and contemporary ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, and musical theatre dance. As for acting, I’ve enjoyed performing improv to Uta Hagen technique.

I’m extremely thankful for the self discovery I garnered during Juilliard’s “Artists Striving to End Poverty” Program and The Open Jar Institute’s Broadway summer and residency programs. I’ve also had the absolute pleasure to perform alongside some performers I really look up to such as Joshua Henry, Susan Egan, Vico Ortiz, Shakina Nayfack, L Morgan Lee, Aneesh Sheth, and Sis.

Rainbow Sundance Film Festival flyer with text "BE SCENE, An LGBTQIA+ ACTOR'S SHOWCASE Wednesday Feb 3 10A PT, Directed by: Rain Valdez (headshot of the beautiful trans Filipina actress) Starring... Katherine Bernard (KB), L. Faye Black, Mal Cheri, Grey Crouch, Shaan Dasani, Michi Fink, Alyssa Garcia, Nikki Knupp, Carter Lee, Dash Lippman, Jack MacCarthy, Yên Nguyen, Jasmine Pierre Linforth, Renae Punzalan, Dee Revilla, Izzi Rojas, Ruben Sanchez, Sera Sloane, Danielle Squyers, Rachel SJ, Bowie Starr, Kliff Svatos, Jen Winslow, Delfín. Presented by: SAG Indie, Queer House at Sundance, Glaad, Outfest, and Now>Ever

Currently I’m an acting student of two time Emmy-nominated Rain Valdez and dance student to Tim Hughes of Hadestown and Frozen on Broadway.

I was recently featured (along with some of Rain’s other students) in the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. My scene can be found on my “Actor” page.

I love collaborating with other queer artists and am a proud member of Ring of Keys and The Commons Collective- Los Angeles.