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Nike Imoru Casting and Rebel Kat Productions join together as Executive Producers

Nike Imoru Casting and Rebel Kat Productions are announcing their partnership as Executive Producers to financially support new Film and Television projects developed in WA State. Nike Imoru and Rebecca Petriello are accomplished business women with distinct and complimentary assets and are working together to invest in innovative, socially relevant ventures in Film and Television. Contact with inquiries or to send professional business plans for consideration.

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A highly reputable and recognizable force in the business that is well known for her exceptional work

An experienced and award-winning professional who gets the job done and does it brilliantly

An industry leader who is changing the face of Northwest casting and acting

Named “One of Washington State’s Most Influential Women in Film, TV, and New Media” by Media, Inc.

Nike Imoru Casting Studios, Seattle


Monika Holm, Assistant Casting Director

Reel - Marc L'amour;  photog (Monika Holm) John Ulman.


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ODE: A Feral Kid, King Lear & The Surgeon’s Knife

World premiere –  directed by John Britton.

Everyone loves a good story. In Nike Imoru’s Ode, she spotlights an actor’s story where past, present, and all-powerful imagination collide in a beautiful stage song. Ode is a dance-theatre fusion of story telling that depicts the journey of a life filled with wit, wonder, faith, and a good dose of ruthless reality. In the depiction of numerous characters – from Mary Poppins to Lady Macbeth and turning zombie to life-saving surgery, Ode shows us how choices, actions, and consequences can inspire us to do extraordinary things in life and in art. With direction and choreography by first-time Seattle director John Britton, and original musical compositions by Ryan Leyva, Ode creates stories upon stories to make you laugh, cry, and ponder life’s rich tapestry.


Nike  (PR: NEE-kay) Imoru

is a British casting director, Actor, director, writer with a  PhD and an array of credits in the entertainment industry covering thirty years and twenty one countries.  For the last decade Nike has worked in the Northwest casting  commercials, , documentaries, Macklemore’s music video (Downtown!) and theatre.  She has cast a slew of feature films and is currently the executive casting director for Sy Fy Channel’s  Z Nation starring Kellita Smith, DJ Qualls, as well as  Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao and  Nat Zang, Seattle-based actors cast by Nike in the first season.  Since then Nike has been responsible for casting4 seasons with  an impressive array of talented actors from the Northwest.

Aside from casting  Z Nation for Sy Fy she has  worked alongside a plethora of celebrity actors and directors including Wayne Wang, John Carpenter, Tony Krantz, Samuel Jackson, Ray Liotta, Wei Tang, Antonio Banderas, Amber Heard, Jimmy Simpson, Vera Farmiga, Tom Skerrit, amongst others. She is passionate about the process of casting and enjoys an intelligent and intuitive ability to “understand the actor, any actor, from any culture”. Alongside her work as a casting director, Nike is also a Master acting coach. She partners with actors to develop and create unique content specific to their emotional and psychological needs. Over the past decade she has been unswervingly committed to developing a rich, diverse and skilled talent pool for the Northwest entertainment industries.

Nike is a classically-trained, award-winning actress,with a stack of national and international acting credits ranging from BBC Radio 4 to Public Radio; from The Royal  National Theatre Studios in London, to The Getty Museum in LA; from her seminal one-woman performance of Medea in Delphi, Greece;  to her critically-acclaimed portrayal of Shakespeare’s most villainous male antagonist, Aaron the Moor, in Titus Andronicus (2012) for which she was awarded Outstanding Classical Actress, (Footlight Award, Seattle Times) Best Featured Actress (Critics Choice Award, Broadway World) and Excellence in Performance (Gypsy Rose Lee Award).

In academe she has taught hundreds of student-actors globally. (She landed her first academic  teaching gig at the ripe old age of twenty-two and a half.)  She has collaborated and shared the stage with some of the most illustrious figures in theatre and performance history, including Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. She gained her PhD from the University of Warwick, UK. Her doctoral thesis was  added to the British Library in 2012. Nike is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and the guild of casting directors – the Casting Society of America.

Nike counts among her many and varied interests: kayaking,  languages (she speaks five) and foreign cultures, hiking, (a great love of the Pacific Ocean, particularly the Oregon Coast), open-air markets, writing,  cooking, meditating, Radio 4, Yoda, design and architecture, Flower Gardening and of course, Shakespeare.