Nia & Ness
Nia & Ness are a black, lesbian, dancer-poet performance art duo based in Brooklyn, NY. The duo met and became a couple in 2013, and founded their company in 2016. They have performed and given artist talks at multiple venues nationwide, sharing their work that aims at a deeper understanding of their co-reality through intense investigation of their individual identities. They have also been highlighted in local newspapers; worked with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute; been featured in a 2017 BRIC TV segment, a documentary for The Advocate, and on Radio Free Brooklyn; performed at Brooklyn Pride 2017; were the featured performers and keynote speakers at the 2018 FLAME Conference at Brown University; were recipients of the BAX Summer 2017 Space Grant; and were the winners of the 2017 National Women's Music Festival Emerging Artist Contest. Currently, Nia & Ness are on tour! To follow them on their journey, check them out on social media.