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Nini is a freelance performer, singer and musician living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since 2006 she has been an actress of Teatr ZAR (the resident theatre company of the Grotowski Institute) and she performs in all parts of Teatr ZAR’s Triptych, where she has been instrumental in creating the last two parts,
'Caesarean Section. Essays on Suicide.' and 'Anhelli. The Calling.'.
She premiered her first solo performance 'A Thousand Tongues' as a part of the Theatre Olympics at the Grotowski Institute in 2016, co-produced by Source Material Collective.
The performance was nominated for Best Original Piece and Best Lighting at
GRÍMAN 2018 (the Icelandic Theatre Awards).
Nini is a performer, singer and traditional music curator in the performance “of Light” directed by Samantha Shay with the American theatre company Source Material Collective, under the mentorship of Marina Abramovic.
The performance was later recommend in The Guardian by Björk.
She is the solo performer of “Hamlet Private” directed by Martina Marti and premiered in 2013
in collaboration with danish performance collective Secret Hotel.
Nini holds a degree in classical singing from the Church Music School of Denmark.
She has trained and researched extensively in multiple branches of world music singing, and she has private voice students, collaborates with music bands from various genres and frequently leads her workshop "Embodied Voice".
Her deep interest in the human voice has led her on various expeditions
as far as India, Tuva, Iceland, Corsica and Georgia. She holds a Bachelor in Folk and World Music
with focus on Persian Singing from the Music Academy of Malmö, Sweden.
Nini is the founder and leader of the World Choir and NOOR Vocal Group in Copenhagen.
Nini received the Musicians Working Grant 2019 from the Danish Arts Counsel.
She is nominated for two Danish Music Awards Folk 2019 in the categories World Singer of The Year and New Talent of The Year.