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Distinguished Speaker Series ~ Nyle DiMarco

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nyle DiMarco | Oct. 23 | Alumni Arena

Deaf Activist and Winner of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars”

More About Nyle DiMarco

Nyle DiMarco empowers others to believe they can do and be anything they want in life, no matter the obstacle. He won the mirror ball trophy on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (season 22) and was the last model standing on The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” (cycle 22). Born into a multigenerational deaf family, he is an honorary spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K) and founder of the Nyle DiMarco Foundation, which works to improve the lives of deaf people around the world. DiMarco co-produced the 2018 return to Broadway of “Children of a Lesser God” starring Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff. DiMarco was also a creative collaborator on The ASL App, created by native deaf signers to teach conversational American Sign Language.

DiMarco has a passion for language, literacy and advocacy within the deaf community and beyond. Believing that his deafness is “an asset rather than a limitation,” he builds a bridge between the deaf and hearing by shining a light on not only the struggles, but also the triumphs of the deaf culture.


October 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Alumni Arena
Alumni Arena, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, 14260