Nina Jane Patel, a Canadian dance artist based in Vancouver has traveled extensively and draws upon these experiences as inspiration. A graduate of Goldsmiths, University of London (M.A. Dance/Movement Therapy) and The School of Contemporary Dancers' Senior Professional Program (BA Hons) Nina, has danced as a company member with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, as well Nina has performed an independent artist and presented her work across Canada and the U.K.
Nina Patel is a certified Dance Movement Therapist with the belief that dance has the power to change lives. Primarily, her therapeutic work has focused on groups—within at-risk youth centres, eating disorder clinics, public schools, the prison system and palliative care.
Experienced in administrative and artistic management, finance, strategy and business planning, organizational development, fundraising, producing, event management, building and facilities management, human resources, office and systems management, Nina has proven success transitioning within the dance field.
Recent work includes Outreach and Education Administration for Ballet BC, Festival Manager for Dancing on the Edge Festival, BC Manager for DTRC and Company Management for Mascall Dance.
Born in England, raised in Winnipeg and now considering herself a Vancouverite, Nina lives in Kitsilano with her husband and four beautiful children, Issabella, Mackenzie, Amelia and Kaeden.