Nina Nelson, Professor, joined the dance faculty at Western Michigan University in 1982. Prior to that, she was on the faculties of the University of Iowa, the Ashtabula Arts Center (Ohio), and Ballet Western Reserve. She earned her MFA in dance from Case Western Reserve University and an AB in dance from Smith College. Miss Nelson is a Certified Movement Analyst (Laban) and received Dancer SpecificTM Conditioning Certification in 1995. Her choreography has been seen in Peru and throughout the United States and has been recognized by the American College Dance Festival for excellence in choreography and performance. She has served on the board of directors of the American College Dance Festival Association and as an accreditation site visitor for the National Association of Schools of Dance. Her work has been funded by the Ohio Arts Council, The Bread and Butter Series of San Francisco, the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University and by ArtServe Michigan in conjunction with The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Miss Nelson has performed with Kathryn Karipides, Kelly Holt, Wellspring: Cori Terry and Dancers, and Albert Reid, among others.
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