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INA BUISSON studied on full scholarship and graduated with excellence from the PRINCESS GRACE Academy of Classical Dance. She also received musical training from the RRINCE RAINIER III Music Academy. She won top prizes for her solo performance at several national dance competitions in France and Italy , where the head juries included Rosella Hightower, Matt Mattox, and Franco Miseria. In addition to working as a soloist with Le Jeune Ballet Classique de France and La Compagnia Italiana del Balletto Classico with Andre de La Roche and Riccio Rigano, Nina performed in the spectacle C'est Magique at Disneyland Paris, Spectrum Art Neo Classic with Millard Hurley, the European tour of "An American in Paris" musical choreographed by Lucianno Cannito with Raffaele Paganini first dancer from la scala di Milano, and Rossana Casale, and also the world tour of the aquatic show Sirella with former Olympic synchronized swimmer Muriel Hermine choreographed by Hugues Salgas. She danced in the Film Occhio Pinocchio Choreographed by Franco Miseria and the film La legende des Oiseaux choreographed by Laurent Biancotto. She also work in films, TV and commercials in France and Italy with France Miseria, Franco Nuti, Laurent Biancotto, Andre de la Roche, Video project with Michelle Robinson from the Chicago Broadway show.
Nina taught in France, Italy, Spain and Sweden and has received her teaching diploma (approved by the delegation of the council for music and dance) in ballet and modern dance from the Cultural Ministry of France, Aix en Provence. Nina's choreography has been presented at the Bollywood Film & Music Awards Show in Atlantic City, as well as for the Elan Awards at the Fashion Institute of Technology 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and received the Spirit Award for choreographic excellence at the 2003 Elan Awards. In addition, she has presented at the 10th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival; American Theatre of Actors; The Best OF. at the Danny Kaye Play House at Hunter College; Festival on the Pier at Hudson River Park; Freespace Dance at Monclair State University for Dance Space Project “Materiel Raw 13”; and the Latin USA Film Festival Party Extravaganza at the Madison Square Garden. Nina also choreographed a solo for Mr. Christopher Huggins in 2002 and assisted him in Philadelphia for a master class with the Philadanco Dance Company, as well as the school program. In 2004, she was invited by Ray Tadio to choreograph for the InSync Dance Theater at Hope College, Michigan. Her choreography was also presented in the International Dance Festival 2004 at Duke Theater at 42st & 2005 at the Dicapo Opera Theater, as well as the JUILLIARD Senior Graduation Showcase 2005. Most recently she has taught master classes workshop and presented her work at the STEPS Choreography Performance Showcase 2006, and continually works with the PeriChild Ensemble and the Peridance Summer Teen Intensive students. PeriChild Ensemble has performed Ms. Buisson's choreography at the “Taste of Dance” held at IS89 and for the “Stars of Tomorrow” performance sponsored by DRA. In October 2006, she was invited to teach a master class at the annual statewide dance conference in Tennessee; and in November, she taught a company class with LE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL New York tour for the show "DELIRIUM" at Madison Square Garden. In January 2007, she worked as a movement coordinator for the fashion shoot of the "Chinese Vogue" which will be published in June issue; in May, Nina's choreography will be presented at La Mama Moves Dance Festival 2007 "Motion Makers." In July participated to the Motion Capture Lab held at the Steinhardt School of Education New York University. In August, she will present the new piece in “Voom! A Butoh portrait in motion” at HERE Art Center. Nina’s choreography was also presented at the White Wave 2007 Dumbo Dance Festvlal and more recently, Nina Buisson Contemporary Move performed “Entre Deux Mondes” three nights at Joyce Soho Theater.
Nina has been practicing yoga for many years, and also trained in Butoh and Tai-Chi. She is currently teaching Essential Stretch that combines the dynamic approach with breath awareness and yoga exercises. She will hold Essential Stretch sessions at clinical settings in the coming summer.
Nina currently resides in the United States. She is on faculty at Peridance Center.