Nina Jane Patel
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT NINA
Nina is an advocate for dance, as an art-form, and it’s greater significance for our society. She is committed to creating opportunities to reveal and highlight the importance of dance in how we live, learn and relate to each other. Nina brings to Bloom Day a deep a knowledge of artistic dance practices and practical experience from management of companies to execution of large scale projects. Nina has proven success within the arts + culture sector significantly impacting the organizations she works within. Nina has demonstrated strong leadership and advocacy for the arts throughout her career and this was recently recognized when she was selected for Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity’s inaugural Cultural Leadership Program and a Leadership Fellow of the Canadian Arts Summit and was recently invited to coordinate Europe's first Dance Hackathon at Sadler's Wells, London. Like many in this field, Nina currently holds distinct roles within the Vancouver dance community and advocates for dance within the following organizations; Dancing on the Edge Festival, Ballet BC, Dancer Transition Resource Centre and Mascall Dance. Past roles involve work with Nico Can Dance (an Atomic Cartoons production aired on PBSKids + BBCKids), Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Gearshifting Dance, The Lime Project Dance Company, Artists in Healthcare, Notting Hill School of Dance, Kids Company and the National Health Service (NHS UK).