Nikiya grew up on the go - Her father’s work required a lot of moving for her family and Nikiya switched schools nearly every other year. Traveling so much gave Nikiya a penchant for adopting new personalities, exploring new environments and going on adventures.
At five years old Nikiya saw The Nutcracker. At the end, she burst into tears and said “That’s what I want to do!”
Ballet became Nikiya's outlet to explore various characters, movement, fairy tales...and glitter. In addition to performing in local productions, she would write and perform plays in her "home theater" with an acclaimed cast: her cousins, sister and her dog.
But don't let her glittery glamour fool you - Nikiya
is a total tomboy: the daughter of a NAVY Senior
Chief, she became an excellent marksman, started
riding dirt bikes at 14, and she knows her way around a set of tools. In fact, she prefers to fix things herself.
Ballet was Nikiya’s first love, but inspiring people through performance is her passion. Throughout her teens she studied under Judy Williams-Henry at Movement Laboratory, and through their efforts with Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and the United Nations, she traveled to Europe on cultural and dance exchange missions. Nikiya went on to perform with International Ballet Classique and The Opera Company of Philadelphia before a car accident put her on hiatus.
During that time, Nikiya began modeling for such companies as Make Up For Ever, Sephora and MAC Cosmetics. She became known for her work as a body paint
model and character performer as she collaborated with world renowned artists. Fashion modeling followed with appearances in Vogue UK and down the runway in fashion weeks in New York and LA (even though she stands just a shade under 5'8).
Nikiya then delved into the craft and technique of character development. She studied acting at The Gately-Poole Conservatory. She moved to Los Angeles, where she is now working as an actor, dancer, choreographer and model. Her TV appearances include House of Cards and CONAN and Nikiya has starred in numerous award-winning independent projects. She is also a skilled voice over artist with audiobooks available on Audible/Amazon and iTunes.
AVAILBLE ON AUDIBLE, AMAZON + iTUNES
NARRATED + PRODUCED
BY NIKIYA PALOMBI
When you’re a thief trying to get by on the scraps of your labor, life is anything but easy.
Lexa Blackmoon, orphan and low-end magical thief, is just trying to get by the best way she can. But when a shadow mage tells her she's meant for something greater, she can't help feeling he's telling the truth.
“NIKIYA PALOMBI DID A WONDERFUL JOB OF NARRATING AND I APPRECIATED NOT ONLY THE VOICES SHE CREATED BUT HER ABILITY TO CAPTURE THEIR EMOTIONS FROM ANNOYANCE TO FEAR"