Nina is a talented, experienced leader and creative thinker with a passion for creating moments of connection and joy through education and the arts. She is dedicated to bringing innovation to the learning process and storytelling to all.
Nina inspires the broader community as a skilled theatre producer, award-winning director, and dedicated arts educator, with expertise in youth development. Her work focuses on nurturing innovation and connecting people in our increasingly digital world.
She is also a passionate advocate for the importance of infusing creativity into parenting. Nina helps parents bring joy back to parenting with simple tips and tricks to remind parents that everyone is an artist, play and imagination are key tools for hard moments and family life should be messy and fun, no need for perfection!
Nina’s award-winning theatrical work for young people as CEO of Bay Area Children's Theatre has reached more than 700,000 kids and adults and has toured nationally and internationally.
Her unique style of storytelling appeals to kids and kids-at-heart alike!
Nina speaks and writes frequently about creativity, nonprofit management, and theatre for young audiences (TYA). She writes an invited column on creativity, empathy and art, and family connection, and is regularly published in on-line magazines.
Her work has been spotlighted in the Los Angeles Times, American Theatre Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Barron’s, NBC News, and CBS News.
Nina holds a BS in theatre from Northwestern University and a Master's of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is also a certified yoga instructor.
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