Niketa Calame

Niketa C.

Lomita, CA

About Niketa C.

Niketa teaches: Ages 6 and up
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: Last week


Niketa calame has her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School in New York City and her BA from University of California Santa Cruz. She has been an acting coach for 10 plus years and has taught musical theater and dance to kids for 7 plus years. She is a working actress and is most noted for her role as the voice of Young Nala in Disneys 32nd Animated Film The Lion King.

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Ivory Arts Camp: Niketa with he Musical Theater Students


Intro To Acting Workshop
Apr 2012 - Present
UC Santa Cruz

Seasonal, every April
Stanislavski Method
relaxation, scene study, sense memory, emotional memory, private moments on stage, theater games, monologue work

Drama Coach,Founder
Jan 2007 - Present
In Motion

Private coaching in Acting
some students have gone in to book film tv and professional theater projects.

For working actors we work on audition portfolio monologues and songs. Audition techniques

For beginners we work on relaxation, vocal excercises, monologues, scriptanalysis

Kids dance Tap, Hip hop, Ballet, Musical theater movement, Jazz

Guest Artist
Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
Ivory Arts Camp

Directed cast and choreographed a children's production of Annie The Musical. theater games and techniques and voice coaching .

Enrichment Teacher
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Performing Arts Workshop

Directed Choreographed MUSICAL theater productions for elementary schools.
"Toy story" "Annie" "Marry Poppins" " Enchanted" "The Lion King"

Enrichment Teacher
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
The Leadeeship Company

After school theater arts instructor in elementary, middle and high schools in New York City.
Dance (hip hop, jazz, tap, drill team) Musical theater culminating with end of the year performances


Masters of Fine Arts,Acting
Sep 2002 - May 2005
The Actors Studio Drama School @ New School University in New York
Bachlor of Arts, Theater Arts
Sep 1998 - Jun 2002
University of California, Santa Cruz
Junior Year Abroad
Sep 2000 - May 2001
University of Exeter, England UK

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Advocate of The Year
Dec 2014
American Diabetes Association
Best Ensemble Cast in The Color Purple
Oct 2012
Ovation Awards
Best Actress In Feature Film Animation
May 1995
Youth In Film Awatds


Actors' Equity Association
Jun 2012

Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 1994

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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