(C) Jenny Abreu
Nina Hlava is the world’s only FEMALE solo pantomime artist. She studied under Prof. Boris Hybner the profound slavic school of nonverbal and comedy theater at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, where she also received her PhD. After meeting Marcel Marceau in a life-changing masterclass, she decided to follow the tradition of interpreting the melancholic figure of Pierrot and went therefore to work with master teachers throughout Czech Republic, France and Switzerland. In 2005 she started to study with the acclaimed tap dancer Katherine Kramer in Florida. From now on Nina lived in both countries, Czech Republic and the U.S. and started touring with her solo pantomime program throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S. and teaching at several universities such as University of Miami and Florida Internation University. Since 2017 Nina is back in her birth country Austria, where she founded the Academy of Arts in Heidenreichstein.
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?” -Marcel Marceau-< Marcus Orlovsky Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra >