NICODA.ORG | International Center of Diverse Artists

Raquel Miller, Founder & CEO

Ms. Miller created NICODA in 2008 to unite people of different cultures and ethnicities through the performing arts. She grew up in Jamaica, West Indies. Her's was a musical family. Osmond Miller, her father, was a celebrated singer whose musical albums were island favorites. She spent many years in recording studios and performed in local theatrical productions, winning First Place in several National Performing Arts Competitions.

She moved to New York where her acting talent was recognized. A career highlight was performing the lead in Lorraine Hansberry's TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK. In London she performed in The Oxford Shakespeare Company's production of AS YOU LIKE IT, which led to several roles in television.

Her travels stimulated her interest in multicultural programs that celebrate diversity. In a parallel career move, Ms. Miller stepped into the financial services industry to expand her passion for theatre with her interest in business. It proved to be a fortuitous decision. In New York, she produced two annual Festivals that successfully realized her dream. Audiences cheered her productions of jazz, dance, song and the spoken word. The New York Daily News said, "…the Festival shows the common links in art across different cultures." NICODA Foundation is now poised to become an internationally recognized performing arts organization.

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