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Imani

Russell

Actor | Singer | Writer

Photo by Stratøs (2021)

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ABOUT 
ME

Photo by Stratøs (2021)

Imani Russell is a Black/biracial+Boricua queer+trans, and neurodivergent actor, singer-songwriter, poet, and playwright from Crown Heights (Lenapehoking). Trained in classical music, musical theatre, and acting, Imani has performed off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and is an emerging voice-over artist. As a writer, they think about the connections between time, space, family, queerness, and magic. In 2021, Imani was a member of The Lark’s Beyond the Binary inaugural cohort. They also write music under the name NANí and released a two-song EP titled sweetbitter creature in December 2020. Imani believes in Black queer+trans power and safety, Indigenous sovereignty, and art as an act of love.

Imani is currently looking for representation for theatre, film, and television.

Imani is represented for commercial work by Courtney Nelson and Zachary Smith with STATE Management's Lifestyle Division and is currently looking for representation for theatre and film. 

 

☼  HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO @ SYRACUSE STAGE | SEPT-OCT 2022

 After workshops in October 2021 and June 2022, I reprised the role of Mel How to Dance in Ohio, a new musical by Rebekah Greer Melocik and Jacob Yandura, at its premiere at Syracuse Stage. Directed by Sammi Cannold, the show about seven autistic young adults' journey to a spring formal dance with the help of their therapist and parents opened to rave reviews

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NEWS &
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