KANYSHA

WILLIAMS

Bio:

Kanysha Williams is a Washington Metropolitan Area native and a dynamic actress and singer. Kanysha began her formal voice training when she was 14 years old, studying vocal performance at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC. Upon graduation from Ellington, Kanysha studied voice performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at George Mason University. Kanysha has had the honor of performing in some of the country’s most famous venues such as New York City's Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Recently, Kanysha has been seen in theatre performances in the Washington Metropolitan Area and beyond such as "The Color Purple", "The Wiz", "Ain't Misbehavin", and "Little Shop Of Horrors". Off stage, Kanysha works as a performer and museum educator for the Smithsonian Institute, as well as a private music instructor specializing in vocal and piano training. Upcoming performances include "American Prophet" at Arena Stage and "Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume" at The Kennedy Center. 

Previous ArtsCentric Productions: 

The Wiz

Little Shop of Horrors

Black Nativity

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

"I believe that God, the ultimate artist, created this entire world as an expression of His love for us.  Those of us who chose to create take notice of God's gifts, accept them, cultivate them and give them right back to Him." 

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