Amisi Nazaire – Hicks has joined the Haiti Cultural Exchange as our new Program Assistant. She is
dedicated to social justice driven arts administration and her experience as a performing dancer and active community member has given her a strong foundation.
Amisi shares a few words:
“As a lifelong Brooklyn visitor, I have always appreciated the energy and the Black presence in the neighborhoods, as this was significantly different from where I grew up. I have been following HCX for years, attending a few programs in person and anticipating the time when I could immerse myself in this community and connect more deeply with my Haitian heritage. That time has arrived. I am looking forward to being part of the HCX team and lending my hand and experience to cultivating and presenting Haitian art and culture!”
Amisi Nazaire-Hicks is a Cambridge, MA native who graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2020. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a Bachelor ofArts in African American Studies. Amisi has trained in ballet, jazz, modern (Limon and Hortontechniques), West African, Haitian folkloric, hip-hop, and house. She has performed work by Shakia Barron, Molly Christie Gonzalez, Deborah Goffe, “New Second Line” by Camille A.Brown and “A Choreographic Offering” by Jose Limon. Amisi danced in Jenny Oliver’s projects(ConnectionsDance Theater) from January 2021-May 2022 and recently performed in the premiere of “Concourse”, a collaborative project between Shakia Barron and Barbie Diewald, and“Genesis”, a new work by Barron. Amisi currently works as rehearsal manager for Scapegoat Garden, Inc and Amisi will be receiving a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, expected May 2024.