choreographer, dancer, pedagogue, expert adviser for dance
Nina Meško (1973, Ptuj) has been working as an independent expert advisor for dance at the Public Fund for Cultural Activities of Republic of Slovenia (JSKD) since 1997, after gaining considerable recognition in the Slovenian dancing circles as a contemporary dancer and choreographer. Nina had been professionally involved in dance and choreography for over a decade. All her original pieces, which she presented at numerous venues in Slovenia and abroad, exhibited a clearly articulated conceptual structure and a strong interest in experimentation. Nina Meško received two major international residential grants from ArtsLink (New York) and Tanzquarter (Austria) as well as a grant by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia to visit and work in New York.
In her work at the Public Fund for Cultural Activities, Nina focuses mainly on boosting the interest in and the knowledge of dance art and on developing the pedagogy of creative dance. She provides expert assistance to all who dance, wish to dance or teach dance. She is responsible for the circulation of dance-related information in Slovenia and for knowledge exchange between the domestic and international space; organises education programmes and other events related to contemporary dance and dance medicine; and drafts incentives aimed at improving the conditions for creating and staging performances. Nina has created a varied programme of festivals and educational events at JSKD, whose main goal is to foster dance creativity of children and young people and provide professional qualifications to their mentors across Slovenia.
COLLABORATIONS AS DANCER AND PERFORMER
WORK AT THE PUBLIC FUND
PUBLISHED WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS AT CONFERENCES
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