Dancer, Actress, Teacher, and Entrepreneur from the Lower East Side of New York City based in New York City and Barcelona, Spain. Nya was introduced to modern dance at the Henry Street Settlement Abrons Arts Center. Her dance training continued at the Alvin Ailey Dance School, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University under Claudia Gittleman and Don Redlich where she received her dance BFA, and at the Martha Graham School where she was awarded a full scholarship.
She has danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Washington National Opera, and Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Womento name a few. Nya has also appeared as an actress in commercials, television, and theater. She was featured in the short film Born, which explores the inner consciousness of a modern African-American woman through movement, experimental lighting and cinematography. Recently, Nya restaged and performed Pearl Primus’ solo Negro Speaks of Rivers.
Nya teaches nationallyand internationally the Martha Graham technique, modern dance, improvisation, movement for non-dancers, and dance composition wherever dancers are interested and open to learn in an unconventional atmosphere.Presently, she is part-time faculty at the Martha Graham School.
Nya’s career is not only limited to the performing arts. She is a licensed New York City sightseeing tourism guide and created NYCSTAR HOSPITALITIES a destination concierge company that specializes in responsible tourism of New York City and Barcelona, Spain. Nya also founded the Barcelona Internacional Dance Summer Intensive. The program helps young dance artists to develop their artistry through dance, tourism, literature, and language in addition to prepare them for the business of show business. Nya has helped develop and produce dance festivals, dance programs, dance concerts, tourism companies and tourism events.