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Nina Lesiga

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Nina Lesiga designs & facilitates novel experiences in storytelling and music making for learning and  entertainment . Courtesy photo Massmouth
Nina immerses workshop participants and audiences in uncommon adventures . She is available for hire as a keynote speaker, storyteller, workshop facilitator and ukulelist

- "Untold Stories - Lend me Your Ear" - The state of the art of personal storytelling with storytelling performance

- "Storytelling Concert" - True Tales of Uncommon Adventure

- "Ukulele for Everyone". An overview of the ukulele where participants are encouraged to play and sing along. Public use ukuleles provided

- "Solo Travel Bootcamp" - Strategies and stories for independent travel

- "Introduction to Personal Storytelling" workshop 

- "Beginner Ukulele" workshop for children or adults

- "Advanced Beginner Ukulele" workshops for adults

2020
 
Osher UCONN Waterbury Ukulele Workshops on  Fridays,  Fee
 2/21/20 - 4/24/20. Beginner at 10:15 AM, Advanced Beginner at 1:45 PM (90 minutes) No class 4/3, 4/10  

LLI Norwalk Community College Ukulele Tuesdays 1:10 - 2:50 PM begins in March Fee

Stratford Continuing Adult Education Ukulele  at Wooster Middle School Weds 7:15 PM Fee

Sterling House Community Center after school program.

Jan 29, 2020 10 AM - 11:30 - Prospect Senior Center - Ukulele Adventure, Prospect, CT $5 for members, pre-register, membership required.  Bring a ukulele if you have one. 

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM  -Norwalk Community College, Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) "Ukulele for Everyone"  Free, but NCC photo ID badge with current LLI sticker required. . 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT. Bring a ukulele if you have one. 

Feb 7, 2020 - LLI Lunch and Learn "Untold Stories" Lend Me Your Ear". Norwalk Community College , 188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT Freee but NCC photo ID badge with current LLI sticker required. 

Testimonials
"Lots of learning, lots of fun. Who knew it could be so rewarding to move outside one's comfort zone. Great experience" Adult Learner at Osher UCONN Waterbury

Proudest Accomplishment

Redesign from Chemist to Performing Artist

Experience Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Storyteller and Community Music Leader
    Immersive experiences in learning and entertainment

Interests

  • Performance/Engagements
    stage, radio, TV, conferences

Skills

  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
    20+
  • story telling
    20+
  • MUSIC MAKING
    20+

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, Beacon Falls Public Library
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, Happiness through Storytelling
- Hartford, Madison, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Old Lyme
Intro to PechaKucha Visual Storytelling - Barnum Museum, Sharing the Fire
Intro to Storytelling - Stratford CT Public Library, Continuing Adult Education in Stratford CT and Fairfield CT, Rock the Sound Festival, Bridgeport Art Trail

Storyteller - Stories from the Stage PBS TV 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" "Generation Women", Madison CT Happiness Club, Sharing the Fire OLIO (NE Storytelling), Bookfest (Easthampton, MA), DOROT Open Mic (NYC), Prose of Pie (NY), MassMouth "Stories from the Stage", True Tales Live, What Happened Was, Right Behind the Ears, Three Birds Productions, Grackle - a Night of Storytelling, WPAA Time for a Story, Story Cafe, Take Two Storytelling

Ukulele Workshops,Seminars,Events

Norwalk Lifelong Learner Institute at Norwalk Community College (CT), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCONN, Waterbury, Sterling House Community Center, Stratford Continuing Adult Education in Stratford, CT, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT, Short Beach Stratford, CT, Make Music Day Bridgeport CT, Make Music Day Stratford CT, Stratford Culture & Arts Festival
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TV Interview Shows
Stories from the Stage
PBS Season 3 "What We Wear"
Story Cafe "PechaKucha Storytelling" with Karen Chase - SeeKonk MA TV 9
True Tales Live - Portsmouth, NH

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

Member of "Northeast Storytelling" (Member of the "Story City Troupe" and the "Hempsted Storytellers"
Co-organizer PechaKucha-Bridgeport

Blog

Sunday Brunch

It was rainy Sunday afternoon, but the view inside was sunny and bright.  I faced the dilemma of what to gift a friend who has everything?  I decided this intimate drag brunch experience would be a festive way to celebrate and indeed it was.  In a cafe that seated about 30 people, there wasn't a bad seat in the house.  

Sharing a novel experience was a party of it's own.  What entertainment or restaurant experience lifts your spirits? 

Drag Brunch New Haven ticket link

Hosted by Delores...

Location

Greater New York City Area

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