Niki Zahava has performed regionally (under her former name Marjorie Tatum) She most recently relocated to the East Coast from Portland, Oregon where she worked both as an acting teacher and as an actress. While in Portland, she had the opportunity to originate the role of Natasha in the World Premier of Tracy Letts' adaptation of Chekhov’s THREE SISTERS at Artists Repertory Theatre. Other roles include: Little Stone in Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE, Lindy Love in Ayckbourn's HOUSE AND GARDEN, and Midas' Daughter, Psyche, Pomona and narrator in Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES. (Artists Rep) Ginny in ELIOT...A SOLDIER'S FUGUE, Mercy in CLEAN, and Maria in EL GRITO DEL BRONX ( Miracle Theatre) Sylvia in SYLVIA, Josie in PROPOSALS, Suzanne in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Pioneer Playhouse) among others. As an ESL teacher, she has taught classes in Boston and NYC.
She holds a B.A. in Speech and Drama and a Minor in Media Communications from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Classical Theatre Performance from The National Shakespeare Conservatory, NYC, CTEFL Certification from the Boston Academy of English, Boston, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.