Born in the USSR, Raised in Chicago, and now in NYC, Nikita is an improviser, filmmaker, and writer of film, tv, and theater. He can be seen at the UCBT East Village on Lloyd Night with his team seventeen and performing with Fancy Man at Fancy Man Sings!, as well as hosting the XYZ Jam (also at the UCBT East Village). He is also an instructor of Musical Improv at the Magnet Theater, where he performs with teams Wonderland, Bodywork, and Premiere: The Improvised Musical. He is also currently starring off-off-Broadway in Happy Karaoke Fun Time. He has studied improv since 2011 with Ben Rameaka, Achilles Stamatelaky, Amber Petty, Abra Tabak, Erik Tanouye, Chelsea Clarke, Lydia Hensler, Will Hines, Ryan Karels, Brandon Gardner, Miriam Tolan, Shannon O'Neill, Gavin Speiller, Aaron Jackson, Rick Andrews, Louis Kornfeld, Elana Fishbein, Michael Lutton, Kirk Damato, Peter McNerney, Oscar Montoya, and Armando Diaz. He is a big fan of live theater and dreams of/is working toward writing a great musical.