A Philly native, Nikki Powerhouse is a creative force that speaks to the human spirit. She is a 2018 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. A Temple University graduate, she received her BA in Theater and Communication. Her credits include her one-woman show "The Art of I AM” at the Painted Bride and as an off-broadway show in NYC with UNITEDSOLO Festival. Also, she has performed at the Kimmel Center, Barnes Foundation, and African American Museum. She is currently creating #TourIAm, which includes her show #theartofIAM, speaking engagements, books and poetry. She believes art should engage and transform the creator and the viewer.