Originally from Los Angeles, Nia-Amina Minor is a movement artist who resides in Seattle, WA. Her creative work converses with Black realities and investigates the intersection of movement, memory, and rhythm.Nia-Amina holds a MFA from UC Irvine and a BA from Stanford University. She has taught and guest lectured at University of Washington, Saddleback College, Cypress College, and UC Irvine. Nia-Amina is co-founder and former curator of LA based collective No)one Art House. From 2016-2021, she was a Company Dancer and Community Engagement Liaison with Spectrum Dance Theater. Nia-Amina has performed in acclaimed works created by Donald Byrd including Rap on Race, Shot, and Strange Fruit receiving a Seattle Dance Crush Award for her performance in Shot. As an independent artist, she has presented original work at Seattle Art Museum,The Luminary in St. Louis, Tacoma Art Museum, WaNaWari, CD Forum Showing Out, Reflections Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF), Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Seattle Black Film Festival. Nia-Amina is a 2021 Velocity Made in Seattle Artist and was recently recognized as Dance Magazine’s 25 Artists to Watch in 2021.