Dance Artist: Artist Scholar: Dance Educator
Dancer – Choreographer – Practitioner – Facilitator
Nina Atkinson is the founder and Artistic Director of Loop Dance Company, Lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University (pt0.5) and Honorary Fellow at University of Roehampton.
Nina completed her undergraduate and MA training at Trinity Laban and founded Loop Dance Company in 1993. Nina has worked with many well know choreographers, created multiple works for Loop including site specific, site sensitive, installation and film based work with both professional and community performers and has led and overseen many community, youth and educational dance projects.
In 2004 Nina returned from a two-year sabbatical in New York studying Limón technique on the Professional Studies Program at the Limón Dance Foundation. During her time in the US Nina also taught and studied at Peridance Center and studied Low Flying Trapeze with Fly-By-Night Dance Theatre. In 2008 Nina returned to New York to study on the first Limón Teachers Program.
Nina is currently studying for her PhD at The Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University and is external examiner for Kingston University and Edinburgh College. Her research interests lie in creating artwork for unusual spaces, from large-scale site-specific work to intimate installation experiences. The work is reflective of her dance perspective, emotive and human in its interaction with the viewer. Many of these works have been created in collaboration with artists from different genres bringing creative souls together in a meaningful partnership has become an expertise.