Dancer | Actor | Teaching Artist

Nya Bowman ​AGMA/AEA

With a wide variety of dance education and artistic development, Nya teaches Martha Graham Technique, Improvisation, Movement for Actors, and Dance Composition. It is important to Nya to engage the student’s imagination to fully express and create her student’s artistry. Nya blends humor and imagery to keep participants engaged and encouraged. In Fall 2017, Nya had the honor to assist Bessie Award winner Miki Orihara in staging Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow on students at Rutgers University that was performed at Joyce Theater, NYC.

SELECTIVE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Fall 2016-Present

The Martha Graham Dance School, NYC    
2004-Present

Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer, NYC
Summer Intensive 2017

Barcelona, Spain 2010-2015
Barcelona Internacional Dance Summer Intensive
Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
Institute of the Arts of Barcelona (IAB)
Company & Company Escuela de Danza, Barcelona, Spain

Long Island University, NYC           
Fall 2008-2009

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
The Place
London, United Kingdom      Summer Intensive 2006

The Harlem School of Arts, NYC    
2003-2008


 
AWARDS

Full Scholarship from Martha Graham Dance School (2001-2005)

Grant from Inaugural New Educator Support Team Institute (NEST) (2001)

Certificate of Appreciation and Outstanding Teacher Award from Brooklyn and Staten Island High Schools Superintendent (1999)


 

JURORS, PANELS, AND, PRESENTATIONS


Jurors: Julio Bocca, Nya Bowman, Christine Dakin, Gino Labate, Javier Latorre, Igal Perry, Georgina Rigola, and Héctor Zaraspe (2014) Certamen Internacional de Danza Ciutat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Jurors: Nya Bowman, Javier Latorre, Salvador Niebla, Igal Perry, Georgina Rigola, and Héctor Zaraspe (2013), Certamen Internacional de Danza Ciutat de Barcelona, Spain

Panel: Joe Abraham, Leslie-Annette Boyce, Nya Bowman, Danyelle Demchock, and Ron Hoffman, Moderator: Lauren Gordon, (2010), Planting and Growing your Business, Career Transitions for Dancers, New York City, NY

Presentation: Master Teacher Marnie Thomas Wood and Teacher Nya Bowman (2004), How to implement Dance in the Classroom: A Dancer’s Journal: Step into a Dancer’s Shoes to Learn About “Martha Graham the Mother Of Modern Dance,” Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ ArtsEdge, Washington DC