2009.10 Chicago Luvabulls

Meet Luvabull Nia

Luvabulls: Nia


21, August 30


Crystal Lake, IL


Dance Instructor


Mc henry County College, Associates in the Fine Arts and Student at Act One Theatre


Nee, Neenu

Ethnic Background

Bohemian, Hispanic and Mayan Indian

Dance Experience

I have been dancing since I was 10 years old. I trained with the Summers Academy of Dance in Ballet, Pointe & Jazz. I was the lead role in the ballets of "Gissele"and "Sleeping Beauty". Then later trained at Deniese Sabala Dance Studio where I was on the top competition team winning top awards in group and solo performances. I was also on Xtreme Dance Force ( as seen on America's Best Dance Crew) I was on their top Platinum Jazz team as well as the top Platinum Hip-Hop team. I was also in the dance musical "All Night Strut" at the Marriot in Lincolnshire Theatre. We performed over 90 plus shows. I have trained under some of Chicagolands and world wide elite choreographers. Such as, Nick Pupillo, Lizzie Mckenzie, Kenny Ingram, Eddie Ocampo, Sasha Vargas, Sam Renzeti as well as Matt Cady, Mia Michaels, Kevin Meher and Chris Judd.

Lifetime Goal

My lifetime goal(S) would be success & happiness. Whatever roads I may take in the future I hope they lead me to the things I want to do. I have been blessed with many talents, and talents like that should not go to waste. I want to make a name for myself. Share my talents, my life experiences with others. We all have a story and it should be told. Don't get me wrong, it would be wonderful if the road lead me to Los Angels, California and I could drive down it in a brand new, fully loaded BMW convertible. But for now, I'll keep dreaming big, the sky is the limit.

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Three words that describe me are

Genuine, Artistic & Loving

Quote to live by

"Dogs never bite me, only humans." - Marilyn Monroe

"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." - Nelson Mandela

Pet Peeve

Pocketless jeans and people who constantly text instead of picking up the phone.

My claim to fame is...


Most people donít know this about me...

I'm very shy.

Years on squad

This is my first year. Very excited!

Why I chose to be a Luvabull

Why not?! It is such an honor to be apart of a team that is so legendary to Chicago and the NBA.

Favorite Holiday


Favorite Movie

The Wizard of Oz


Best Quality

I believe that my best quality would be my heart. I tend to listen to my heart more than I listen to my brain. Sometimes it is a blessing and a curse. But I am a strong believer in following your heart.

Book Iím reading now

Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold

Favorite type of music

From Prince to the Grateful Dead, or Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga, I love all types of music.

How do friends see you (three words)

Real, Optimistic and Fabulous

My proudest accomplishment to date is...

Honestly if I could roll all the shows I have been in, medals and awards I have won, auditions I have made and all the work I have done into one giant ball then that would be my proudest accomplishment. One thing that I have learned and still learning is that, you can go on twenty auditions, maybe get three call backs and out of all those twenty auditions only make one thing. So everything that I have done and accomplished means so much to me and I'm so grateful for every single one of them.

What is the best gift you have ever received?

My black French Bulldog, Mr. French

Ideal Job

Professional choregrapher or Actress

Advice to young dancers

People are placed on this earth for a reason. Just like certain people are meant to be doctors or lawyers, singers or race car drivers some are meant to dance. As a dancer we are so blessed! Just think, there are people in the world that are paralyzed or sick and they will never be able to dance. Be thankful for everything. Be thankful for your eyes, ears, toes and legs. That you can turn and leap and six step and ball change! Even if you never become a famous dancer or choreographer don't stop dancing. Keep taking class. Keep it in your life. Your fabulous and fierce and don't let anyone tell you differently.

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