Nina’s early ballet training with dancers and teachers from internationally acclaimed institutions such as Alberta Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadians & The Bolshoi led to further training at Canada’s National Ballet School, specifically their internationally respected Teachers Training Programme from which she graduated in 2003. Additionally she has trained in Baroque and Renaissance dance, Classical Indian dance (Bharata Natya) & Character/ International Folk Dance. Her studies also included music, anatomy, child pedagogy, psychology & art history.

Nina`s professional experience covers a broad spectrum. She is primarily a ballet, creative dance and pre-ballet teacher for children and adults but has also trained as a body conditioning teacher and has taught “off-ice” to figure skater both in groups and privately. She has also taught dance history and international folk dance to primary and high school students and was offered the position as Head of Dance at Islington's Performing Arts College, London.

A valued and respected Ballet teacher for both children and adults at L’Ecole Supérieure de Ballet du Quebec for over 10 years, dancer in the Baroque dance company Les Jardins Chorégraphiques with whom she has performed in many opera & theatre productions Canadawide as well as company member of Les Sortileges Danses du Monde performing in Festivals in Europe and N. America, Nina brings versatile, profound, multi-dimensional knowledge and wide ranging professional experience to her teaching practice.

"Nina’s knowledge of ballet, dance history, music and anatomy, her mastery of many dance genres makes her an exceptionally accomplished teacher, in tune with her pianists, who prepares young dancers for work at higher and professional levels."

D. Plamondon. École supérieure de ballet du Québec.


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