Nadia (pronounced nuh-DEE-uh) is originally from Hamilton, New Jersey. Being born into a Ukrainian family, she first started her career at the age of 2 in her living room singing and dancing to Ukie folk music. There is footage of what appears to be an attempt at "pirouettes", as well as some deep "diaper demi- pliés" at this age. Her musical debut was in 'Twas the Night before Christmas in 2nd grade at the Kelsey Theatre in NJ, in which she played a dancing reindeer (type- casting).
She started taking voice/dance lessons at the age of 7, and has continued ever since. She proceeded to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.
Since graduating, she has worked professionally all over the world including several National and International Tours: Legally Blonde (Serena), the1st National of Catch Me If You Can (u/s Brenda), SHREK, and also starred in Bring It On as "Campbell", during which she performed both Nationally and in Tokyo. Nadia has also been seen as "Hodel" in Fiddler on the Roof, Rocky Horror Picture Show starring Will Swenson, and starred as Katherine Plumber in Newsies! at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City.
Nadia also loves working with children of all ages. She has been teaching, directing, and choreographing at several Performing Arts Schools in the NY/JC area!
At the start of the pandemic, Nadia created her own Kid's Puppet Show called "Piper's Playroom" on YouTube which focuses on positive affirmations and education for toddlers ages 2-5. Starting as a puppet sock, Piper is now a professional grade puppet. Nadia and her partner-in-crime created the concept, script, songs, and spent hours learning editing programs. Nadia enjoys puppetry and making kids smile all over the world! Piper has been featured on BroadwayWorld and Nadia continues to dream big for this passion project.
Check out Piper's Playroom here or click the video on this page!
Nadia enjoys spending serious cuddle time with her 2 adorable kittens, hanging with Mother Nature, reading Brené Brown- type books, studying psychology, cooking, jazz music, and exploring different corners of the world.