• Nina Jane Patel



    Nina Patel is an experienced and committed arts professional, dedicated to revealing, highlighting and elevating the role of dance for a healthy society. Working with dance organisations across Canada, UK, and around the world, Nina is committed to innovation and revolution of the Arts for the benefit of all. www.dayacreatives.com


    Originally trained as a dancer, for 15 years Nina has been involved in the fields of dance and somatic movement therapy. She has studied Dance/Movement Psychotherapy, Integrative Dance Movement Psychology and Psychotherapy, Embodied Trauma Work and Relationship Counselling.



    Mama, teacher, author, speaker, and award winning dance artist, Nina has taught dance and meditation since 1999. Her AUTHENTIC YOU Experience is beloved for bringing grounding creativity to women around the world.


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    Motivation for everything I work on, stems from a commitment to reveal and highlight the importance of dance in how we live, learn and relate to each other. Passionate about dance, as an art form, and as an experience of the body, and I strive to highlight the importance of the body in a society that is changing exponentially due to new technologies and disruption.

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  • Podcast + Blog


    + THE BODY


    a discussion


    An intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary exploration of a near future world consisting of collaborations between robots, avatars, virtual worlds, telepresence and real time presence within creative places, work spaces, cultural environments, interactive entertainment and play space.

  • Outreach + Education


    Creating opportunities for youth to connect with Ballet BC through movement & dance.


    Arts & Non-Profit Organization Management

    Dancing on the Edge Festival

    Canada's longest running contemporary dance festival hosted in Vancouver annually.

    Dancer Transition Resource Centre

    Founded in 1985, the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) is a national, charitable organization dedicated to helping dancers make necessary transitions into, within, and from professional performing careers. We also operate as a resource centre for the dance community and general public and support activities that improve the socioeconomic conditions of artists across the country.

    Nico Can Dance!

    Creative Collaboration 

    Choreographer for Nico Can Dance.


    Airing BBC Kids & Knowledge Network.



    Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers

    As company dancer and interpreter. Nina holds a deep knowledge of artistic dance practices, received multiple awards and travelled internationally.

    Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet

    Contemporary dance teacher for aspiring pre-professional artists.

    Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity

    Inaugural Cohort of Cultural Leadership for Canadian Arts Professionals

    International Society for the Performing Arts

    Selected for Canada's Fellowship 2019/2020 in partnership with Canada Council for the Arts

    Sadler's Wells

    Trusts + Foundations


    Preparing powerful proposals for one of the world's leading dance house

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