Nikki Romain is a Midwest girl with a southern twist, having been raised in Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. Since Nikki moved around a lot while growing up, she developed fierce social skills and a love for arts, culture, and community as natural as breathing. Nikki has an extensive background in the arts as an actor, singer, writer, and voice over artist that has allowed her to perform on stages in Italy, Los Angeles, Orange County, Chicago, and Miami.
Using arts and culture as a vehicle, Nikki’s personal mission in life is to empower the lives of women and youth by working tirelessly to give them a voice and creating safe spaces to thrive and reach their full potential. This mission ultimately resulted in the creation of Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow Inc-ART Inc . The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2017 by she and her husband, is an innovative Arts and Culture Center designed to inspire and empower the community through arts, education, and culture.
Outside of work, Nikki serves on the HOI United Way Board of Directors, the Peoria Joint Commission on Racial Justice & Equity, the IL Arts Alliance’s Arts Leadership Council, and several other philanthropic committees. She is also the Vice President of the Greater Peoria Illinois Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and Arts Facet chair of the Central Illinois (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is married to her soul mate and best friend, Jonathon Romain, and proud mother to the lovely Kennedy Alexandra Romain.