A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in studio arts, Darion McCloud is a cofounder and the creative director of NiA Theatre Company. He created and is Captain of Story Squad. A Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, a Leo Twiggs Scholar as well as an Indie Grits Lab Fellow, Darion also has received the Literacy Leader Award. A teaching artist, actor, director and storyteller working with all age students.