NII ARMAH SOWAH is a native of Ghana. He earned his first degree in Theatre Arts with a focus on dance at 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 in Expressive Arts Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 1997. Nii Armah 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 an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he teaches courses in African Dance and Music. He has also taught at 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 at Irvine and the University of Ghana. He has conducted 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, Nii Armah blends his African heritage and understanding of Western psychology to provide powerful and unique experiences for participants.