A native New Yorker, Nina grew up acting with the Pied Piper Children's Theatre for ten years, where she was able to play the lead in many Shakespeare productions, straight plays, and musicals. In order to escape humid New York summers, Nina consistently ran away to Circus Smirkus Camp. Her love for circus and theatre turned into a serious passion.
After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations, and a double minor in International Relations and Law and Society, Nina was admitted to the New England Center for Circus Arts' Professional Training Program. She completed the program with a specialization in Aerial Rope. Eager for more training, Nina traveled to Barcelona to study with Emiliano Ron and other master coaches in the industry.
Nina has performed aerial at high profile events like Hijinx Music Festival, and New York Fashion Week. She also was a featured performer in ABCirque's production of "Le Cirque Esprit", and an original cast member in Cirque Us's production of "RagTag: A Circus in Stitches".