RyanNicole Austin

2020 YBCA 100 Honoree

RyanNicole Austin’s (RyanNicole) most fulfilling experiences intersect art and activism, using her career in music and media to empower communities. RyanNicole is featured on TEDx San Francisco, ESPN’s NBA Christmas, and has performed for notable figures such as President Barack Obama.

The California State Assembly-recognized artist is the Founder of The HAVEN Project, a cultural media housing justice initiative & FITTRIP, a travel fitness & wellness guide. She was the Executive Director of Youth Movement Records, where she supported the aspirations of thousands of young people seeking careers in the arts.

RyanNicole was a playwright-in-residence at New York’s Public Theater through the BARS workshop, and has been selected to present original works for the National Performance Network & National American Musical Theater Festival. RyanNicole is the co-writer for a musical in development, ​CoFounders​ and is engaged with several ongoing film and theater productions both as an actress and writer.