BENEFITING: The Eating Disorders Information Network, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 14, 2016
Nyssa Green is an Atlanta based makeup artist, 5-time Emmy Award winner, and owner of The GreenRoom Agency.
Green began her career as an award winning hairstylist and then added makeup to her repertoire. In 1998 she began representing, managing and training other artists and, subsequently The GreenRoom Agency was started. Armed with the wealth of knowledge gained from her mentor Gwynnis Mosby, a fierce, tenacious makeup artist and agency owner emerged.
Besides winning 5 Emmys, Green has made other groundbreaking moves in the makeup industry: Long before the ATL was a little Hollywood, The GreenRoom Agency had artists on movie sets like "Remember the Titans", "Road Trip"' and more. The Agency was the makeup/hair department for 3 seasons of BET's "Comic View", Green was Sheryl Underwood's personal artist as she hosted during the show's final season and continues to glam her! During this time she was also a key artist and trainer for CNN. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and networks, including: Upscale, Real Simple, MTV, TBN, CBS, and more.
Green has done makeup and been featured on some of the nation's top reality shows, including "Real Housewives of Atlanta", "Extreme Makeover ","UnSung", "Married to Medicine", and "Makeover Manor", which she co-hosted. Green was recently named Best Makeup Artist by both Jezebel Magazine and Atlanta magazines. Green currently leads the 11Alive makeup team, where she can also be seen as a contributor on their popular afternoon show, Atlanta & Company.
CiCi Kelley - Regardless of the location of the stage – theater, studio, concert venue or even a football field – Kelley has left her mark. After being trained by some of the greatest names in dance at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, the Atlanta native has forged a career that spans all genres of dance and crosses multiple industries - from sports to advertising to entertainment and beyond.
Kelley’s list of accomplishments is extensive and audiences around the world have been entertained by her dance moves. Her choreography and mesmerizing performances have been featured by the Atlanta Falcons both in national commercials and during halftime entertainment. Other choreography credits include the Fugees’ European tour, Musiq Soulchild’s “Stir the Senses” tour, and Toni Braxton’s 2010 tour and television performances. Kelley danced with Beyonce Knowles in her video for “Get Me Bodied” and during her performance of the hugely popular “Single Ladies” during the 2009 MTV VMAs.
CiCi's work has also been performed on theatrical stages across the United States in a variety of shows including "The Wilson Pickett Project" and "The Satin Dolls: A Duke Ellington Review". She was selected by film director Jon Turtletaub to provide dance directions to award-winning actor Morgan Freeman during the filming of the blockbuster hit, "Last Vegas" as well as the film "BOLDEN" with Director Dan Pritzker.
CiCi has additional performance credits on stage and in music videos, including the video for LL Cool J’s “Control Yourself” featuring Jennifer Lopez, and Outkast’s video for “Ghetto Music.” Her choreography skills were also featured on MTV’s Emmy Award winning series, “MTV MADE,” as well as “MTV MADE Head-to-Head Hip Hop Challenge.”
Kelley has also stepped into her philanthropic shoes by helping up-and-coming young dancers start their careers off on the right foot with "The DARE DREAM DANCE Project," a C4 Atlanta fiscally sponsored initiative. Inclusive of the projects programming, Kelley provides unique commercial dance education training with a classical foundation, to develop world class artists who want to achieve success in the field of dance. She offers the Trifecta scholarship within the DARE DREAM DANCE framework to provide talented and highly ambitious young dancers the means with which to hone their craft and pursue their dreams in America’s three major dance centers: Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.