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Dancer Nishi Roothan came of age in Hyde Park before attending Whitney Young arts magnet and the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She began studying Egyptian dance as a teen, and later earned a BA in dance from Columbia, but has always cultivated both a studio and club practice. Roothan began partying at raves in the early 2000s and later became a fixture at spaces like Smartbar.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dancer, Smartbar
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Nishi Roothan" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 38.