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NYA BOWMAN

ACTOR/DANCER /EDUCATOR

Nya Bowman native New Yorker from the Lower East Side started her Performing Artists career as a Modern/Contemporary Dancer. She danced for the Washington National Opera, The Deborah Zall Project, and the Martha Graham Dance Company. Nya was the first Black woman in the history the company to dance Graham's famous iconic solo Lamentation in their Italian production, Cercando Picasso. Nya transitioned her career to Acting intensively training with Matthew Corozine, Tessa Faye, Barcelona Actor's Workshop-Frank Feys, Chris Russell, and Ted Wald. She was one of the featured actors and the dance soloists in the Negro Ensemble Company Off-Off-Broadway theatre production of Ntozake Shange's, a photograph: lovers in motion directed by Ifa Bayeza and choreography by Leslie Dockery. Nya was Ms. Dockery's Assistant Choreographer. The production won the 2020 AUDELCO Awards for Best Choreography and was nominated for Best Ensemble. Nya is also an Educator in Dance and NYC Historical Tours. She is a licensed NYC Tour Guide, who founded the destination concierge tourism company, NYCSTAR HOSPITALITIES. Nya is an elected member of the Board of Governors NY Region, of the labor union American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and one of the founders of AGMA's Black Caucus. She holds a BFA in Dance from Rutgers University, a Professional Training Certificate from the Martha Graham Dance School, and a Professional Certificate Diploma from Cornell University for Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity leadership. Nya is based in New York City and Barcelona, Spain. You can see her in international commercials, short films, and in an Investigation Discovery Channel episode, Diabolical.

"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."

-Nya Bowman