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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, and directed by Samantha Shay.
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 performances 'Monument or King Lear' and 'of Light' directed by Samantha Shay with the American theatre company Source Material Collective. The last was conceived under the mentorship of Marina Abramovic, and 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 Bachelor in Folk and World Music - with focus on Persian Singing - from the Music Academy of Malmö, Sweden, as well as a Master of Folk Music - with focus on traditional Danish singing - from the Danish National Academy of Music. She also
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 workshops.
Her deep interest in the human voice has led her on various expeditions
as far as India, Tuva, Iceland, Corsica, Iran, Armenia and Georgia.
Nini is the founder and leader of the World Choir, KONUR and Vokalgruppen NOOR.
Nini received the Musicians Working Grant 2019 from the Danish Arts Counsel.
She was nominated for two Danish Music Awards Folk 2019 in the categories World Singer of The Year and New Talent of The Year.