Heralded as "the kind of Despina one hopes for: diminutive, agile and with just the right clear, slender soprano voice." -(NY Times) Nina performed the above role from Cosi Fan Tutte with The Martina Arroyo Foundation. She recently made her Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall with the New York Lyric Opera theater. Nina has performed with Center City Opera Theater, Dell'Arte Opera, Chelsea Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn and Project Opera of Manhattan. Nina was invited to perform scenes with the Minato Mirai Opera's Co-repertory workshop at the Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan in March '08 and January '09. Outreach experiences include performing the role of Fifi Alsace-Lorraine from the original production of Queen Kong, as well as the role of Hope from the Musical Theater show All That Glitters. Both of these shows were shown in Public Schools around New York city to educate children about music. Nina recently portrayed Gauchito in "Gauchito and the Pony" with the Queens Symphony Orchestra at the Kupferberg Center, Queens College, to educate children about Latin America through music. Her voice can be heard on the award winning film Cherry Bloom (2006, UVphactory, dir. Alexandre Moors) which was shown in various renowned film festivals across the U.S. She has performed professionally at Avery Fisher Hall with the National Chorale, and participated in the chorus of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Nina has also performed in various venues in Italy, including the Basilica of St Francis with the Assisi Music Festival. Nina received her BM and MM at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been an active teacher in the New York area for several years. Nina has also been a guest Artist at both the Yokohama International School and the Sacred Heart International School in Japan where she gave a master class to their Show Choir and High School Choir. Nina has had the honor of performing the National Anthem for the Memorial Day Parade in Chappaqua. She has had students of all ages in voice and piano, and has a passion for teaching. Voice students have ranged from beginners, to advanced classical, musical theater, and rock singers looking to learn how to sing with a healthy technique. *** Lesson Details *** Depending on age, and level, I am able to mold the student. If it is a child of 6- 12 voice student, I keep it fun, but also teach pitch, if there are pitch problems, breathing, and how to use vowels and diction to make the singing smoother and easier. The older the student, I adjust on how much more detailed I can be. Repertoire also varies depending on the age and what the student is interested in. If the student is purely interested in technique, I let the student choose a song and we work on warm ups and how to apply the warm ups to the song. With Piano students, I am strict, but not mean. I am understanding if the student is stressed out, and will not push too hard. After 3-6 months, voice students usually can sing songs easier with a freer sound, knowing better how to approach high notes, and building their repertoire. Beginner piano students should have learned how to read C position and possibly G position, rhythm and notes. *** Studio Equipment *** weighted keyboard, sustain pedal, music stand *** Travel Equipment *** I have sheet music but I also expect them to have copies or bring their own music that they want to study. *** Specialties *** I specialize in classical voice, Broadway, and pop singing. I can do any style because I focus on healthy technique. My main singing is classical, but I also sing different styles. For piano, I teach beginners piano.