Grateful for every single student that has ever dropped into our classes or programs! Always excited to meet you new students too! - Eki Nina 

"Nina has given women a place to belong, grow, build friendships & connections.

It’s been almost 2 years since I started my dance journey & there has been a lot of ups & downs, even days I really felt like just quitting. What I’m most thankful for is the growth along the way & the amazing instructors & mentors I’ve had the privilege to learn from and dance with.


As a participant of the #AfroSpiceDance Programs, I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am to have met Nina, such an amazing person who cares about her students, it’s unreal!"      

 - Neisha C

"Afro is something I always wanted to learn for the past year and was super intimidated by Beg/Open lvl classes where everyone seemed to know it all so well.


I walked away with so much even on the first week - freestyling with vocab in a genre I’ve never danced before, especially being put on the spot to freestyle in front of others, which always made me nervous.


Thank you for spreading support & positive vibes throughout class to remind us about the fun of dance."

- Brittany Z

"One of the best decisions I made this summer is joining Nina’s FireUpDance Program" - Clara T

"Seen a totally different side of me as a dancer thanks to Nina. Legit still can’t believe it is me only 5 classes later" -Erica F

"One of the best classes I’ve ever had, Nina does not mess around, her program is amazing." - Coral O

"Beyond thankful for the woman that is Nina. She has given me so much more than just a safe space to dance & practice.


She has also give me confidence & positive energy but most of all; she has blessed me with the gift of family.


My heart is so full & humbled to be surrounded by such amazing women. There is not enough words to express my gratitude & love for the FireUpDancers !!

-Kimberly E

"Week 4 of our #AfroSpiceDance Program & I’ve seen & felt a lot of improvement.


Thank you Nina, for the great energy you create in class. You are hot fire flames & so are your routines


Nina is amazing & I highly recommend taking classes / workshops / programs with her. The growth from my 1st to Last class is INSANE."


- Zviko M

"The Summer 2018 MVP award goes to Nina. We recognize her expressiveness as a dancer, depth of knowledge as an educator & compassion as a community builder"

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- Ola O & Annabelle N

"Next week, I am so lucky to be involved in another FireUpDance Program by Nina. Dancing wakes up a whole other dimension of my being. New friends, more sparkle & endless opportunities to learn & grow. This feeling is the REAL deal."

-Sally S

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