Nikki Shaffeeullah is a performer, director, writer, facilitator, and community-engaged artist. She has been artistic director of The AMY Project since 2015, and is currently an RBC Emerging Director in Residence at Canadian Stage Company. In 2017 Nikki launched Parallel Tracks, a national training program for community-engaged artists of colour. Past roles include four years as editor-in-chief of alt.theatre magazine, and two years as assistant artistic director of the community arts company Jumblies Theatre. As a social justice trainer, Nikki has developed and facilitated workshops on equity and inclusion for arts organizations across Canada. She is currently honing her facilitation practice as a fellow in the Judith C. Jones Fellowship for Trainers of Colour with Philadelphia’s Training for Change. Nikki holds an MFA in Theatre Practice from the University of Alberta and her thesis won the 2013 Canadian Association for Theatre Research award in Intercultural Theatre. In 2017, Nikki was invited as one of “fifty of the world’s most talented young innovators from the culture and arts sector” to be a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators at Schloss Leopoldskron in Austria. Nikki believes art should disrupt the status quo, centre the margins, engage with the ancient, dream of the future, and be for everyone.