photo by sophie gorai
self portrait with beard
self portrait halo

Nikolai is NYC-based multidisciplinary artist, educator and community organizer. He has a BFA from NYU Tisch in the Experimental Theatre Wing, with a concentration in direction for interdisciplinary performance.


His work aims to highlight narratives of the oppressed, with levity and resilience. He is very serious about making very silly work.

He has developed or performed in work at Joe's Pub, HERE Arts, LaMama, Target Margin Theater, The Tank, CyberTank, Orlando Science Center, The Brick, IRT 3B, New Ohio, Dixon Place, Loading Dock, Theater for the New City, NYU Tisch/ETW, and has worked with Public Works, Pipeline Theater Co, Theatre Reconstruction Ensemble, Great Small Works, Downtown Urban Arts Festival, American Realness, Theater Plastique, Talking Band, Mad & Merry.
He also works as a photographer, and is currently organizing and teaching for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Homework Helpers program
and Jewish Voice for Peace's Storytelling Project.
Please contact for performance collaboration
film portraits
and educational organizing!


The band : Grass Future Society

The performance collective : YES Theater