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Keon K. Nickie

“Live Life To The Fullest – We are here on earth for a reason, and if we do not inhale all that is to experience in life, then who will for us?”


- Mom

KEON K. NICKIE, from Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago, began his dance training in his native country before immigrating to the United States to further his education and dance studies. In 2007, Keon graduated with a BFA from Long Island University in Brooklyn. He has studied with The Ailey School, Balance Dance Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, Cheryl Byron and Something Positive, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Eclectic Dance Theatre, and Purelements. He has performed works by choreographers Gary Abbott, Cheryl Byron, Kevin Iega Jeff, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, Kevin A. Joseph, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, Troy Powell, Pearl Primus, Nathan Trice, Dr. Melissa Vaughan, Lakai Worrel, and Obediah Wright. Keon was blessed to be a part of the second company of Deeply Rooted Productions before joining DanceWorks Chicago in September 2011.