A Northern Kentucky native, Nikki Ferry is excited to return to the area having spent the last twelve and a half years working and living in New York City. A professional actor and educator, she brings 20 years of practical working experience to her students.
She holds a BFA in Acting from Wright State University, an MFA in Acting with a Classical Emphasis from Wayne State University and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. In addition, she has trained extensively with SITI Company in Suzuki Technique and The Viewpoints, The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio, as well as studies at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia.
Her areas of research include exploring the corollaries between various psycho-physical pedagogies in current actor training. Pulling from her studies in Stanislavski and the Michael Chekhov Technique, and training in The Viewpoints she strives to educate students in a holistic and full-bodied approach to voice and acting.
She has taught at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Brush Ranch Camps in Sante Fe, New Mexico, St. Croix Festival Theatre, as well as leading workshops in New York City.
Professionally she has appeared on stages regionally at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Stage One Family Theatre, East Lynne Theatre Company, and St. Croix Festival Theatre. In New York City she performed with La Mama ETC, Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Theatre for the New City, Pulse Theatre Ensemble, Theatre 20/20, Columbia University, and American Bard Theatre Company.
She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association, The Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, and The Association of Theatre Movement Educators.