Dancer, Model & Actor
Photo By Ricky G
Nika Antuanette, originally from Chicago, IL currently resides in New York City. She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (B.A. Dance & Psychology) then 7-months in Israel for Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company's Dance Journey.
Through her dance journey, she explores movement with a sense of curiosity and remains intrigued by human relationships. Her artistic process is greatly inspired by fantasy, dreams, engaging with the senses, and tuning in with the organic developments that present themselves along the way. It is all about being PRESENT, available, open, & flexible in body and mind.
“We are a part of nature, so we must listen to the body and our intuition. The body is so wise.”
She is currently performing with Gaspard & Dancers. She has worked with Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Gotham Dance Theater, Spirit Productions, Highlife Productions, Sarah Berges Dance Company (SBDC), and presents her own choreography through live performance and dance film mediums.
Savage Queen, her first produced short dance film was recently on display for viewing at Plaxall Art Gallery in Long Island City & presented at DANCE SHORTS, a film festival in Queens. Nika danced this solo live at the Koresh Come Together Festival in Philadelphia, PA and in NYC at Dixon Place for J Chen Project’s TRANSLATE (voices of dance) festival in 2018. She was also a featured soloist at Alvin Ailey CitiGroup Theatre with her solo, "The Itch" in Balasole's MIXTUS.
Nika has been featured in commercials for Abrau Durso Wines & Segura Víudas USA.
Nika was recently featured in Andrea Rogers' series Xtend Barre Express. You can stream the videos now on the OpenFit App.
Nika was a choreographer and performer for Aquarius - an immersive festival in Long Island City with High Life Productions (make up by Luis Cortes)
SAVAGE QUEEN. A Dance Film inspired by Lewis Carroll's Text and Character, The Red Queen.
Featured in the Dance Shorts Film Festival in Queens, and The Versatility Dance Festival in Santa Monica, CA.
Nika danced and shared her love of music in this festive and fun campaign for Segura Viudas Sparkling Wine.
Blended Fresh Nutrition on The GO.
"Nika was in total command of her character. We see an almost manic side to her, appropriate for her role, as she whips across the stage. She executes her dance material - ripe with turns, slashing arm movements, and hand gestures that look like painting or writing - with a power so large it causes a reverberation in her classmates, who flee and literally duck for cover."
Nika performing in Alison Cook Beatty's piece "The Accused."