Nakeisha Daniel

Assistant Professor of African American Theatre and Performance

Nakeisha Daniel is a professional actress + director + choreographer + educator who has been seen on national and international stages and screen. Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, her love of theater sparked at an early age eventually leading her to earn a BFA in Musical Theater, an MFA in Acting from Penn State University, and to further her studies in London and Canada. She was honored to serve as the first ever Guest Artist in Residence at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina and is a 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Cabaret and Performance Fellow.

As an arts education advocate, Nakeisha’s mission is to transform student learning and to support educators through arts integration. She has partnered with a variety of organizations including; The Alliance Theater Center, The Children’s Arts Guild (NYC), TYA USA, Charleston Gaillard Center, Engaging Creative Minds, and presented at SXSW ED Virtual Conference. Nakeisha believes it is a privilege to cultivate creativity in others.


BFA - Musical Theatre - Penn State 

MFA - Acting - Penn State