Nina Wilson, a midwesterner by heart, was first exposed to dance as a young girl when her Grandmother ritually brought her to see the Nutcracker every holiday season. Desiring to be on the other side of the curtain her parents put her in the rural Missouri dance studio down the road from where she grew up and she began her training. Over the years she became interested in modern techniques, improvisation and ballet which is to this day something she loves ravenously.
Her mother and father homeschooled her and her brothers from beginning to end and after graduation Nina kept pursuing dance professionally. She has worked with a number of professional companies as an apprentice including Missouri Contemporary Ballet, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Phoenix Rising Dance Company. She also participated in many training programs including two years at the Lines Ballet Training Program in San Francisco (2017-2019) and summer intensives such as the American Dance Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Big Muddy Dance Company and Ate9. through these endeavors she has been privileged to work with renown artists, performing works by Lindsey Matheis, Christian Burns, Alex Ketley, Courtney Mazeika, Maurya Kerr and Ching Ching Wong.
In recent years Nina has found a growing curiosity and knack for choreography. She took second place at Salt’s Shape festival last December and has shown work at freedom dance fest in California. She plans to seek out opportunities to share her own work and grow in that skill set.
Nina Is thrilled to have found a home at Oquirrh West Project. This is her second season with the company.