Nadia Maryam

Nadia Maryam, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, started dancing at Nevada Ballet Theater at the age of four. She later took part in a pre-professional company at Bunker Dance Center and continued her focus on dance in high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, where she found that she most enjoyed training in modern and contemporary techniques. She has also trained in ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, and hip-hop styles. Nadia has had the opportunity to study with a variety of world renowned teachers and choreographers, including Peter Chu, Jermaine Spivey, Spenser Theberge, Medhi Walerski, Faustin Linyekula, Travis Wall, Mia Michaels, Sonya Tayeh, Summer Lee Rhatigan, Tom Weinberger and Okwui Okpokwasili. In 2017 she received the opportunity to study under the direction of Ailey II’s artistic director, learning and performing a portion of Alvin Ailey’s Streams. In 2018, Muhammad was given the chance to learn and perform Ohad Naharin’s Decadance under the direction of Tom Weinberger and Bobbie Jene Smith. And more recently, she was granted the chance to learn Jiri Kylian’s Falling Angels from former NDT member, Fiona Lummis, and perform it at RedCat Theater in Los Angeles, CA. In 2019, allow an easement, a choreographic work Nadia developed with Kayla Aguila was adapted into a dance film created in collaboration with Audrey Collette and Simon Gulergun. The film remains successful in its achievement of being projected, and awarded for its quality at the Hammer Museum. Nadia Maryam is active and consistent in her mission to capture the visceral beauty of emotion and sensitivity using a multi-disciplinary vessel of text and movement. In merging humanity, physicality, and balancing sensations such as effort and pleasure, she believes the work created and performed can challenge boundaries of self, colleagues, and interpreters.

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