Nivi Canela is a coach, writer, and performer on a mission to liberate queer BIPOC through joy.

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Master of Musical Mischief

A singer from the age of 7, Nivi has starred in theatre, film, television, and cabarets in across the United States.


Nivi has performed in off-Broadway venues including the Jerry Orbach Theater (also known as The Theater Center), HERE Arts Center, and the historic Provincetown Playhouse. 

Creative Maven

A graduate of Columbia University and New York University, Nivi is known for producing Naked Broadway, a musical theatre cabaret showcasing BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ performers, her debut book, Ms. Bergenline, and her musical improv series, Happy Song Time.

In addition to performing, she has been a teaching artist for over a decade, facilitating and devising theatre, writing, and creative healing workshops.


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