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Ellen Nikbakht

Third-year MFA Acting Student


Ellen Nikbakht (they/she) is a third-year MFA student. They were born in Memphis, TN and hold a BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Theatre from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 

UC San Diego Credits: Romeo & Juliet, Orlando, I Found a Zipper, A Flea in Her Rear, Machinal, Fifty Boxes of Earth, and Everybody. 

Select credits: Indecent (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Fun Home (KC Rep), Peter and the Starcatcher, Urinetown, Candide, Mr. Burns: A PostElectric Play, The Threepenny Opera (Clarence Brown Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank, Les Misérables (Playhouse on the Square), Walls: A Play for Palestine (FringeNYC).


UCSD Credits

Romeo & Juliet


I Found a Zipper

A Flea in Her Rear


Fifty Boxes of Earth




 University of Tennessee, Knoxville - BFA in Studio Art, minor in Theatre