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Ellen Nikbakht

First-year MFA Acting Student


Ellen Nikbakht (she/they) is a first-year MFA student. She was born in Memphis, TN, and holds a BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Theatre from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Selected credits: Fun Home (KC Rep), Peter and the Starcatcher, Urinetown, Candide, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play, The Threepenny Opera (Clarence Brown Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank, Les Misérables (Playhouse on the Square), Walls: A Play for Palestine (FringeNYC).


 University of Tennessee, Knoxville