Originally from Decatur, GA, Nieya trained at the DanceMakers of Atlanta under the guidance of Lynise and Denise Heard. In order to be a versatile dancer, she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, pointe, tap, and musical theater for the majority of her childhood.
In 2019, she went on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Dance and a BS in Psychology. During her time at UGA, Nieya became a founding company member of both CADE:NCE and Linds&Co. These companies gave her the opportunity to perform nationally and internationally including the American College Dance Association (Orlando), Rettleford Nex Conference (Jamaica), Collegium for African Diaspora (North Carolina), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York). After graduation, Nieya studied in Cascais, Portugal in Gaga technique and choreographic creation.
Currently, Nieya is dancing professionally in Minneapolis where she performs with Threads Dance Project and Rhythmically Speaking Dance. She has also worked with Alexandra Bodnarchuk Dance Projects, Yuki Tokuda, Off Leash Area and Concerto Dance. In addition to performing, Nieya is an independent choreographer who recently created contemporary works for Ballet Co.Laboratory, the Blackness Is...arts festival produced by the Guthrie Theater, Threads Dance Project and Alternative Motion Project.