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Nya is a master teacher in Modern Dance with expertise in the Martha Graham technique. She also teaches Contemporary Dance, Dance Improvisation, Movement for non-dancers, Ballet, and Dance Composition. Her teaching approach is rooted in humor, imagination, and positive encouragement, creating a sense of belonging and self-empowerment for her students to build confidence. Frequently, Nya conducts master classes, workshops, outreach programs, and residencies around the United States and Europe.  Nya is available to teach.

Union County Vocational & Technical High School - Guest Teaching Artist (2019-2023)

Slam Dancing Academy, Barcelona, Spain - Guest Teaching Artists (2019-2022)

Movement Migration - Guest Teaching Artists (2019-2021)

Martha Graham Dance School of Contemporary Dance - Faculty & Sumer Intensives (2003-2010 & 2014-2020)

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University - Adjunct Professor (2017-2018)

Barcelona Ballet Project - Guest Artist - Summer (2018)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre - Summer Intensive (2018)

Dance Theatre of Harlem - Summer Intensive (2017)

Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts - Restaging Martha Graham’s Dark Meadow (2016)

Barcelona Internacional Dance Summer Intensive - Creator & Teaching Artist (2015)

Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain - Guest Artist (Fall 2014)

Institute of the Arts of Barcelona (IAB) - Guest Artist (Fall 2013)

Joy of Motion, Washington, DC - Guest Artist (Fall 2013)

City Dance Ensemble, Washington DC - Guest Artist (Fall 2013)

Dance Academy Russia, Barcelona, Spain -Summer Intensive (2012)

Company & Company Escuela de Danza, Barcelona, Spain, Summer Intensives (2011 & 2012)

Long Island University - Adjunct Professor (2008-2009 & 2018) 

City College University - Guest Artist (Fall 2009)

Harlem School of Arts - Faculty (2003-2008)

Neighborhood Playhouse - Guest Artist-Movement for Actors (2008)

Peridance International Dance Center - Guest Artist (Fall 2007)

Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, U.K. - Summer Intensive (2006)

The Place, London, U.K. - Summer Intensive (2006)

LaGuardia Performing Arts High School - Guest Teacher (2006)

Ballet Hispanico - Guest Artist- Summer Intensive (2001)

DanzAisa Dance Company- Aruba International Dance Festival, The Egg - Teaching Artist- (2000-2001)

ACORN Community High School - Faculty (1998-2001)

Teaching 2018 BCN.HEIC

Maya Angelou

"People will always remember how you made them feel



Nya’s career is not only limited to the performing arts, she has been a proud licensed New York City Tour Guide for over 20 years. With her tourism company NYC STAR HOSPITALITIES, she gives historical NYC toursClick here to learn more about Nya's NYC Tours





Nya is available to ordain marriages. Nya is ordained in New York State to marry any couple thanks to her friends pictured above who asked her to get ordained to marry them. 

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