EXceptional          EXPERIENCES

the art of  fuller  living

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Exceptional experiences are transforming.
Nina Lesiga is an artist, a storyteller. ukulelist and globe trekker. Her passion is creating immersive, uplifting experiences for better living.

Four years ago Ishestepped out of a thirty year career as a chemist into a full time career as an artist. She performs, teaches, creates and innovates.

Upcoming Engagements

Feb 19, 2019 1:00 PM Ukulele for Everyone - Lifelong Learners Series 1:00 - 2:30 PM Lovell Room- Stratford CT Public Library/Baldwin Senior Center, Stratford, CT.

Feb 22, 2019 10:15 - 11:45 AM Beginner Ukulele - Osher Waterbury at UCONN (fee) 8 weeks

Mar 7, 2019 6:30 PM "Solo Travel Bootcamp" Beacon Falls Public Library, Beacon Falls, CT

Beginning Mar 11, 2019, 1:10PM - 2:50 PM "Beginner Ukulele " Lifetime Learners Institute, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT (Fee)

Beginning Mar 13, 2019,, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beginner Adult Ukulele (6 weeks) Stratford Continuing Adult Education at Wooster Middle School), 150 Lincoln Street , Stratford, CT

March 14, 2019 2:00 PM Solo Travel Workshop, Richmond Memorial Library, 15 School Drive, Marlborough, CT

Mar 21, 2019 6:00 PM "PechaKucha Night Bridgeport Volume 4, Bridgeport, CT, Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

Mar 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM "Personal Stories, Personal Happiness", Madison Happiness Club, Hubley Hall, First Congregational Church, 26 Meeting House Lane, Madison, CT  

March 30, 2019, Northeast Storytelling workshop 'The Power of PechaKucha" co-presented with Bill Derry Plymouth, MA (conference fee)

March 30, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM Northeast Storytelling Sharing the Fire Olio Concert, Plymouth, Mass (fee).

Beginning, April 22nd, 4:15 - 5:99 PM Youth Afterschool Ukulele, Sterling House Community Center , Stratford, CT

June 5, 2019, 7 PM - 9:99 PM "So What Happened Was", Hosted by Asher Novek, Freddy's Bar, 627 5th Ave Bklyn, NY

June 27, 2019, Grackle, A Night of Storytelling in Brooklyn = theme "I Want to Break Free", Bluebird Brooklyn at The Nest.
504 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Sept 13, 2019 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - OLLI Cafe - "Untold Stories"- Lend Me Your Ear" UConn Waterbury Campus OLLI Cafe Lunch & Learn


"Nina's energy and high spirit were exciting and entertaining. Great ukulele teacher" - Student LLI at Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

"Lets of learning, lots of fun.  Who knew 

"You were so much fun and such a vibrant spirit!" - Ryan Kristafer, host CT Style TV program

"Delightful, unexpected presentation straight from the heart" - Stamford Positive Living Forum member.

"Nina's storytelling class is outstanding" - Workshop participant, Fairfield County Adult Continuing Education

Proudest Accomplishment

Reinvention from Chemist to Artist/Performing Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Speaker, Workshop Facilitor, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    making uncommon adventures  common
  • Global Communications Manager/Operations Manager
    fortune global 500 company
  • Designer of Exceptional Experiences
    Making uncommon adventure common


  • Performance/Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences  relating to         empowerment -travel- reinvention - happiness

my travel roadmap

  • 5
    continents - Australia & antartica still a dream
  • 55
  • 250
    cities and towns


  • Coaching
  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • writer/blogger

Questions & Answers

Where have you presented?
Solo Travel 101/Solo Travel Bootcamp/Self Discovery through Travel/Homestays - Stratford, Bronxville, New Canaan, Bangor, Mamaroneck, Fairfield, New Haven, Wallingford, Southington, Coventry, Madison. Hamden, Trumbull, Stamford, Cheshire, Middletown
Art of DayCations - Stratford, New Haven, New Canaan, Milford, Trumbull, Bronxville, Wallingford, North Branford, Cos Cob, East Haven, Simsbury, Fairfield, Westport, Hamden, Waterbury, Larchment, Easton, Manchester
Happiness during Transition
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Storyteller - Hartford's The MOuTH-
off Story City Troupe, First Night Hartford, SpeakUp, Story Barn, Granite State Story Slam, White Mountain Storytelling Festival, PechaKucha in New Haven, Westport, Bangor, & Bridgeport, Stratford CT Storytelling Adventure, Juneteenth at Hempsted House, Rebirth Arts Festival Listen Y'All, Tellabration, CT, Adult Education Programs in Stratford, CT and Fairfield CT, "We Rise Storytelling Collective", Story Space, Yale Univ Tell Tale, Cornelia Street Cafe Story Exchange "Tell Me Another". "Maan You've Got to Hear This".
Ukulele Workshops and Seminars
Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford Continuing Adult Education Education in Stratford, CT,
TV Interview Shows - "Art Here and Now" aired live Feb 17, 2016 Channel 25 Atlantic Broadband;"
Ageless TV" - Cablevision Channel 88, Norwalk CT are d Oct 9, 12, 16, 19, 2015,
"CT Style" Uncommon Daycations aired on Mar 31, 2016 on WTNH Channel 8.
Ukulele Adventure/Ukulele for Everyone - Stratford CT Adult Continuing Education, Sterling House Community Center (Stratford, CT), Osher Lifelong Learning at UCONN Waterbury, Lifelong Learners Institute at Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)

Radio Shows
WPKN 89.5 FM "State of the Arts" , Bridgeport, CT
WVOF Fairfield 88.5 "Lady Beth's Unity Groove", Fairfield, CT

Featured in the June 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine.
Member of "Northeast Storytelling" (Member of the "Story City Troupe" and the "Hempsted Storytellers"
Co-organizer PechaKucha-Bridgeport


Lunch Time Getaway

When I travel, I love exploring the local cuisine.  I spotted that Dunya served many Iraqi style dishes and people were raving about their food on places like Yelp.  Just a short ride from downtown Waterbury, CT took me halfway around the world.  

It's a hybrid supermarket/restaurant with an amazing menu.  I had a yearning for falafel, which is a savory chick pea patty which was served over salad.  Topped off with a Turkish coffee and a pistachio baklava brought back memories of my past...


Greater New York City Area

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