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About Me

My name is Nikki. Nikki Montano for Acting. Nikki Schiro for Fine Art. One Legacy for each Dad:)

I am a native New Yorker and a multidisciplinary storyteller, holding an M.F.A. in Fine Art, from Hunter College, NY. My work in Visual Art has taken me far around the world, deep within myself, and rather ironically, has taken me back to Acting. I'm versatile, professional, interested and interesting. I look forward to working on great projects in any medium.

My training includes: Scene Study, Acting I, II & III with Michael Beckett; Acting on Camera with Heidi Marshall; IMPROV with Rasa Allan Kazlas, Michael Beckett; Voice (Fitzmaurice) with Craig Doiezel, Theresa McElwee; Tango (Argentine) with Diego DiFalco, Diego Blanco and Jose Garofolo.  

My work experience in acting includes  principal/leading, guest star and supporting roles in film and principal in commercials (click CV link for details).  I do have musical theater and solo-singing experience from my youth, and should singing be required, I would be delighted to get my voice in shape for a fitting role.


Short Piece of Bed Among the Lentils

Lady Monologue, Orpheus Descending (Tennessee Williams)

North of Providence (Edward Allan Baker)

God Save My Shoes Extracts


Southern Accent* Carol Monologue, Orpheus Descending (Tennessee Williams)

Selected Cuts from Ships in the Night; DIR. Malene Schjoenning

Nurse Frances Shear  (Shadow of a Doubt, Wr/DIR Faith Cheehan)