EXceptional          EXPERIENCES

NiNA LESIGA,  Experience designer

n/l productions
Exceptional experiences are transforming.
I'm an artist, a professional storyteller. ukulelist and globe trekker. My passion is creating immersive, uplifting experiences for fuller living.

Four years ago I stepped out of a thirty year career as a chemist into a full time career as an artist. I perform, I teach, I create, I innovate.

Upcoming Engagements

Beginning Jan 30, 2019 - Youth Beginner Ukulele 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Sterling House Community Center, Stratford, CT (6 weeks)

Beginning Jan 30, 2019 - Adult Beginner Ukulele 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (6 weeks) Wooster Middle School. Stratford, CT (fee) Stratford Continuing Adult Education

Feb 1, 2018 10:10 - 11:50 AM Ukulele as a Musical Adventure Lifelong Learner (LLI )Program at Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT free

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

Feb 22, 2019 1:45 - 2:30 PM Advanced 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 13th at 7:00 - 8:30 PM Advanced Beginner Adult Ukulele in Wooster Middle School, Stratford Adult Continuing Education (fee) Six Weeks

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

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

Fall 2019 - OLLI Cafe - "Untold Stories"- Lend Me Your Ear" UConn Waterbury Campus OLLI Cafe Lunch & Learn

Testimonials

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

"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

Interests

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

my travel roadmap

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

Skills

  • Coaching
    20+
  • KEYNOTE  Speaking
    20+
  • Workshop Facilitation
    20+
  • writer/blogger
    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
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". "Mean 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,
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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

Blog

Connecting

As an adventure seeker, I say "yes" to novel road trips. The aim of this one was to debut my story about my overnight experience in New York City at a storytelling show named "Maan, You've Got To Hear This".

Nestled deep in Bushwick, Brooklyn, I discovered its venue."Precious Metals Bar" an electic space cleverly designed which magically makes a former industrial setting feel homey.

The stories were very personal. There was a lot of deep listening. We witnessed and felt a wide range of...

Location

Greater New York City Area

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