Hello everyone. We had the wonderful chance to interview Nina. Nina truly does it all, she participates in acting, singing, modeling, and dancing. Nina currently has 2.1k followers on instagram. Make sure you checkout her page.
How old are you?
I am 15 years old.
What inspired you to get into acting, singing, modeling, and dancing?
I would say the performing arts just runs through my blood. I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old. I began with Ballet then added Tap and Jazz. As I grew I added Modern dance, Contemporary, Afro-Cuban, Pointe, and Musical Theatre Dance to my repertoire.
Because of my love of performing on stage with dance, my parents felt I would enjoy exploring more avenues of the performing Arts and they enrolled me in a Musical Theatre Summer camp and that’s when I had the privilege of working with Clevenger Creations MT Studios. They open my eyes to the world of singing, acting and dancing – all at once – on stage!
Ever since then I’ve been training with the studio in voice, music theory, and acting, which allowed for me to be accepted into my dream high school.
It’s a magnet Arts school and I major in Musical Theatre.
I’ve also been blessed to participate in some incredible summer programs such as: Broadway Boot Camps, FSCJ Musical Theatre Experience, and receiving a scholarship to attend (AADA) The American Academy of the Dramatic Arts Summer Intensive for a month in Los Angeles.
To grow in my craft, as a well rounded performing artist, 2 years ago I began taking Biomechanics Acting for Film/TV classes at Tandem Media Studios, which prepared me to audition for film/tv roles.
What are some of your most memorable moments from these?
One of my most memorable moments was getting to meet Martin Charnin ( the creator of Annie the Musical) and audition for the National Broadway Tour of Annie, with Mr. Charnin getting to watch me preform. I was 11 years old and it was my very first time in NYC.
My most recent notable moment has been the honor of being recognized for my acting on a short film I was the lead actress in called “Comfortably Numb.” I have been nominated 3 times for Best Actress/Best Young Actor and have won the title of “Best Actress” in the Southeast Regional Film Festival and “Best Young Actor” at the 22 annual First Glance Film Festival Philadelphia.
Do you have any advice for teens in your field?
The most important advice I would give is never stop training! Take as many classes as you can take. Explore different aspects of the field/industry because there are many and you need to be versatile to sustain a long-lasting career. It never stops being competitive. Find what makes YOU the happiest and dedicate yourself to it. Also, stay constant and up to date on social media. Learn to use it to your benefit and make smart choices. It never hurts to follow actors/performers you admire, as well as network and make connections with fellow actors/models/dancers/singers. It’s a fantastic community to be apart of. It’s a second family and you’d be surprised at how much you can support and encourage each other.
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