Nike is a British-born casting director, acting coach, actress and director with an array of credits in the entertainment industry covering 25 years and 20 countries.
For the last decade Nike has worked in the Northwest casting, commercials, industrial videos, documentaries, theater, features and independent films. She’s the executive casting director for Sy Fy’s “Z nation” which just completed shooting its fourth season.
Nike has worked alongside a plethora of actors and directors including Wayne Wang, John Carpenter, Tony Krantz, Samuel Jackson, Ray Liotta, Wei Tang, Antonio Banderas, Amber Heard, Jimmy Simpson, Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga, Tom Skerrit, among others. She is passionate about the process of casting and demonstrates an intelligent and intuitive ability to “understand the actor, any actor, from any culture”.
Alongside her work as a casting director, Nike is also a master acting coach. She partners with actors on set and in studio, to develop and create unique content specific to their emotional and psychological needs. She is committed to developing a rich source of diverse and skilled talent for the Northwest entertainment industries.
Nike is also a classically-trained, award-winning actress, with a stack of national and international acting credits ranging from BBC Radio 4 to Public Radio; from The Royal National Theatre Studios in London, to The Getty Museum in LA; from her seminal one-woman performance of “Medea in Delphi, Greece,” to her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Shakespeare’s most villainous male antagonist, Aaron the Moor, in “Titus Andronicus” (2012) for which she was awarded Outstanding Classical Actress, (Footlight Award, Seattle Times) Best Featured Actress (Critics Choice Award, Broadway World) and Excellence in Performance (Gypsy Rose Lee Award).
Nike she has taught hundreds of student-actors globally. She has collaborated and shared the stage with some of the most illustrious figures in theatre and performance history, including Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka.
She received her Ph.D, from the University of Warwick, UK and was overjoyed to have her doctoral thesis added to the British Museum Library in 2012. Nike is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and the Casting Society of America.