• Nina Jane Patel, MA

    “Dance is not about learning steps, a style or technique. Dance is any movement the body chooses to make, a physical expression that words cannot express. For all human beings, dance is a way to learn and communicate. As babies we relate to our caregivers through movement and physical contact. As children we continue to learn through movement. All movement is dance; our physical connection to others and non-verbal communication - a life long dance with the world.”


    I am an advocate for dance, as an art-form, and its greater significance for our society. I am committed to creating opportunities to reveal and highlight the importance of dance (all movement and non-verbal communication) in how we live, learn and relate to each other.


  • Blog

    Hey lovely, I'm so happy our paths have crossed. Sometimes I write about my work in arts + culture, other times I write about dance, and sometimes I aim to inspire you to move your own body.


    Take a deep breath, let's move through this together. Hope to dance with you soon! xo

  • Dance As You Are

    Re-Defining Dance

    Creating opportunities to reveal and highlight the importance of movement in how we live, learn and relate to each other.

    Outreach + Education


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


    The Lime Project Dance Company

    The company works on a project basis to create dance/theatre works, site specific works, digital dance and dance film and installation work.  LPDC offers performances, education, events and outreach projects.

    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 the world's leading dance house

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  • Children's Book

    Dance As You Are

    Dance As You Are
    After 20 years of dancing around the world as a professional dancer, Nina Jane Patel, wrote this children's book in hopes of inspiring future generations to Dance As You Are..

    All illustrations by Jody Jessop
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    Coming soon
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