Nina Chong-Jimenez began her dance training in NYC and attended the Ballet Hispanico school and Joffrey Ballet School Trainee Program on scholarship where she also performed with the JBS Touring Company studying under Francesca Corkle. She graduated with honors with a B.F.A in Dance Performance from Belhaven University. Hired right from school by Rennie Harris, she went on to perform excerpts and repertory such as “100NAKEDLOCKS” with RHPM. Since then, she has performed in the companies of H.T. Chen & Dancers, Michael Mao Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, IKADA, and LaneCo Arts, as well as performed works set by members of The Royal Ballet. She has taught internationally and also in conjunction with FINIDance NY and Italian International Dance Festival in Italy. A producer of her own choreography in self-produced and directed artistic and cinematic dance films via her creative project, WREAK, Nina ventures to deliver new perspectives on aspects of mental health and psychology. She currently dances with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company in New York, New York.
I'm a native New Yorker and Chinese/Puerto Rican creative married to my amazing husband Alex Jimenez. I believe individuality, humanity, and an advanced awareness of self are the most important things a dance artist can bring to their training, technique, and choreography. It is so important to me that the self is not lost in dance and dancers everywhere, and I bring that to my students and into my own performance philosophy. Take the training, take the knowledge, and be FIERCELY, & UNIQUELY YOU.