Nina Eisenheim is a Dancer, Instructor of Dance & Pilates, Arts Administrator, and Choreographer. Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, with a concentration in Ballet, under the direction of Ivan Pulinkala and then McCree O’Kelley. She was born in Stuart, Florida, and began dancing at the age of three in Salisbury, North Carolina. She has trained at many schools including Perimeter Ballet, Atlanta Professional Dance Academy, and Cincinnati Ballet (short term).
Nina has had the opportunity to perform in many works with the Atlanta Professional Dance Academy, KSU Dance Company, and independent works. She traveled to China 5 times with APDA to compete on “Amazing Chinese”, a Chinese national TV show, which they later won after collaborating with a group of deaf male dancers. While on the TV show, she performed Chinese cultural dances with a classical Ballet fusion with APDA, under the direction of Wei Dongsheng and Sarah Wong. In her time with the KSU Dance Company, she has performed in two contemporary ballet works created by McCree O’Kelley, The Ties That Bind (2017) & Pariah (2018), and most recently a classical ballet work created by Jimmy Orrante, Onward (2019).
After taking a dance pedagogy course in the spring of 2019 at KSU, Nina developed an even greater love and passion for teaching and investing in her students. She has taught ages 3-18, as well as adult classes, in the following genres: ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and body conditioning. She has also tested out of module 1 with Balanced Body in order to effectively teach Pilates (Mat and Reformer), under the direction of Dr. Sarah Holmes in her time at KSU.