NII ARMAH SOWAH is a native of Ghana. He earned his first degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on dance from the University of Ghana in 1987. After graduating from the African Center for the Training of Performing Artists in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe in 1991, he obtained a Master of Arts degree in Expressive Arts Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 1997. Nii Armah has also received professional voice training from the National Orchestra of Ghana.
Over the years, Nii Armah has worn many professional hats including actor (television, film and stage), choreographer, dancer, singer, fashion model, Massage Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist. Currently, Nii Armah is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Boulder where he teaches courses in African Dance and Community Engagement. He has also taught at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO, Metro State University in Denver, CO, Lesley College in Cambridge, MA, New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, University of California in Irvine, CA, and at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. He has conducted many workshops for schools, communities and organizations across the U.S., Canada, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
Since 1996, Nii Armah has been using songs, rhythm-games, storytelling, and dance to facilitate community building, cultivate multi-cultural understanding, and encourage personal growth. Drawing from his diverse background and skillset, Nii Armah blends his African heritage and understanding of Western psychology to provide powerful and unique experiences for all participants.