Nikki Shaffeeullah

Artistic Director, The AMY Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nikki Shaffeeullah is a Toronto-based performer, director, curator, facilitator, and community-engaged artist who has lead and supported projects across Canada and internationally. Currently, she serves as artistic director of The AMY Project, an award-winning devised theatre and arts mentorship program for young women and non-binary youth; and assistant artistic director of the acclaimed community arts company Jumblies Theatre. In 2017 Nikki launched and directed Parallel Tracks, a national training program for community-engaged artists of color. For four years Nikki was editor-in-chief of magazine, Canada's only professional journal dedicated to the intersections of politics, cultural plurality, social activism, and the stage. She holds an M.F.A. in theatre practice from the University of Alberta and her thesis, Staging Diversity: A Decolonial Praxis of Intercultural Feminist Theatre Creation won the 2013 Canadian Association for Theatre Research award in Intercultural Theatre. She trained in puppetry at Humber College and studied with Peru's Teatro Yuyachkani and Thailand's Makhampom Foundation.


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