Nina has taught dance in Gainesville since 1969. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Danscompany of Gainesville and has served in the role since its beginning in 1983. Nina is a certified member of Florida Dance Masters and has served in many offices including president. She has been a Faculty member for the State Dance Association and teaching assistant for Disney World. Nina continues her studies every year with renowned teachers workshops & conventions. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Jazz Dance World Congress and has attended all conventions to date. In 2007 and 2013 The City of Gainesville and Alachua County awarded her The Lifetime Achievement award and declared a day in her name. Nina was honored in 2007 by SFCC with the Woman of Distinction Award.