A proud native New Yorker from the Lower East Side, based in NYC and Barcelona, Spain, Nya Bowman is a versatile Dancer, Actor, Educator, and Entrepreneur, leaving her mark on stages, screens, and streets. Nya's has graced commercials, short films, television, and the esteemed NYC stage. Notably, she was one of the featured actors and the dance soloist in the Negro Ensemble Company's, a photograph: lovers in motion, written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Ifa Bayeza a performance that earned the 2020 AUDELCO Award for Best Choreography and a Best Drama Ensemble nomination. Nya's impressive dance career includes the Washington National Opera, a solist inThe Deborah Zall Project: In The Company of Woman, and a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, where she made history as the first Black woman to perform Martha Graham's iconic solo Lamentation in their Italian production. Nya is also a dedicated educator, teaching the Graham technique and curating NYC historical tours through her tourism business, NYCSTAR HOSPITALITIES. Nya is an elected Board of Governors member of the union American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) representing Dance Artists in the NY Region and co-founding AGMA's Black Caucus centering racial equity policies within the industry.
"For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to dance, to perform playing in my imagination. I have been entertaining audiences of all sizes, from when I was a little girl in my parent’s living room to a grown Nya on all kinds of stages. All I want is the opportunity to do what I love sharing what I know to inspire, encourage and to serve through the art of performing to be free."