Aikan (pronounced "I Can") Performing Arts, provides high-quality performing arts training to youth and adults in a safe, fun, and friendly online environment. Since its inception in 2009, Aikan Performing Arts has reached over 1,000 students and workshop participants in the Philadelphia area.
Aikan Performing Arts’ acting classes are designed to teach participants how to become working actors!
We offer workshops in various locations that focus on specific areas of performing arts as well as fundraising events for our initiatives.
Pay It Forward
GIVE THE GIFT OF THE ARTS
This is your chance to help your family or friends in their burgeoning acting career. Donate as a gift or an act of kindness to help them out. Aikan fiercely believes in the act of paying it forward, which is to say, we believe that doing an act of kindness can lead to other acts of kindness in life. Let this be your act of kindness
Meet The Founder
Actor, writer, director, and entrepreneur, Nakia Dillard is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Nakia has worked alongside with some of the most recognized and very influential names in the industry including actor and director Bill Duke. He has appeared as a frequent character in the critically acclaimed TV series "The Wire", which commenced his TV and film career. Nakia was soon appearing in projects with Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Anthony Mackie, Wendell Pierce, Kerry Washington and other notable performers.