Nyna Marie Nelson is an actor/singer/dancer from Washington state. She studied at Central Washington University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance in 2011. Nyna packed her suitcase and leaped across the country to the big apple in September, 2011 to follow her dreams of becoming a star! She has been fortunate enough to have met some amazing people in the city that have helped to get her on her feet. Within a week of being in the city, she met the composer of the musical, The Big Bank, Jacob Seligmann, while she was walking out of a restaurant on 8th Avenue with some friends. Jacob told the girls about his show in the New York Musical Festival. The day after Nyna moved into her new apartment (that's another story of luck and crazy-random-happenstance, as well!) she called Jacob to take him up on his offer to sit in on a rehearsal. When she met up with him, he hired her on the spot, as his personal assistant. Little did she know in that moment, this was the opportunity that would open so many doors and garner countless new friendships in the near future. NYMF was a crazy roller coaster ride of blood, sweat, and tears- but it was an amazing learning experience. And the rest, as they say, is history!
Nyna is thrilled to have embarked on this new adventure in NYC. With each new day, Nyna is reminded there is so much to be thankful for. She would be nowhere without the support of her friends, family, and fans. She just can't say it enough, "Thank you." Because of you, Nyna is looking forward to an exciting career that is already beginning to bloom. Stay tuned!
Natalie and Nyna, outside of the Eugene O'Neill
theatre after watching The Book of Mormon.